Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Very active weather & where did the 7 day forecasts go?

Thanks for spending a few minutes reading the blog. There's still so many without power after last weekends storm. Hopefully it will be restored today or tomorrow. I think we can all be glad it's not bitterly cold as the Arctic air has pulled back to the north and won't return until the end of the month.

One housekeeping note here - at 6 p.m. - our regional 7 day forecasts that come up right after our main weathercasts are in a different spot now. They will air in the commercial break right AFTER the main weathercast. I know, this probably isn't what some of you want to hear, but I actually think it might be a better spot. Sometimes we have to drop the regional 7 days because of too many news stories, so this way, they should almost always make it on air. If you have questions, please let me know.

We have some very active weather coming up for the next week to 10 days. None of the storms coming into the Plains will be ice storms, but the system coming next week (around Tuesday) could be a winter storm. We will start talking more about it later this week.

The first system is one that is coming up from the deep South. It's going to keep us cloudy, produce some sprinkles or drizzle, but significant cold air is lacking. So it's a very safe bet that any precipitation we get will be just rain - no ice or snow.

Another system coming this weekend could bring some rain showers to southern Kansas Saturday night or early Sunday. But I'm forecasting lows in the mid 30s, so that shouldn't cause any problems. Even though it might seem cold enough for snow, once again, we have too much warm air above us in the atmosphere that it will melt anything on the way down.

Here's an early look at the storm for next week - the chance for snow will be back. More details coming tomorrow.

Have a great Wednesday.

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