Good early Wednesday morning, everyone. We kept things quiet and mild once again for yesterday. In fact, we saw temperatures make another good jump with some dry air still in place. Unlike our cold morning on Monday, we started Tuesday morning out in the upper 40s. Once we got the sun to rise, the south and southwest wind pushed us back into the middle 70s around Joplin. Some spots even flirted with the upper 70s for our Tuesday afternoon.
Checking on the surface setup, a first quick glimpse may not show much happening across the Lower 48. With high pressure off to our southeast, it’s still keeping the south and southwest wind in place from the clockwise flow. However, we see a cold front off the coast of the Pacific Northwest. That’s the cold front that will bring changes our way by the time we get into early next week.
In the meantime, we have a quick upper-level wave working out of the Rockies in our direction. While this wave won’t have enough moisture to bring rain chances our way, it will have enough moisture to result in cloud cover coming in for our Wednesday.
With skies turning partly cloudy and the south wind still in place for our Wednesday morning, we’ll only see lows drop into the lower 50s.
Despite skies turning mostly cloudy, the south wind will kick into gear between 10 and 20 mph for the rest of the day. As we stay quiet, we’ll also stay mild with highs in the lower 70s.
For Thursday, the upper-level wave will be sent off to the Great Lakes. Its departure will leave us with mostly sunny skies for Thursday with highs in the lower 70s across the region.
An upper-level ridge returns to get the weekend started. Even with some cloud cover resulting in partly sunny skies for Friday and Saturday, we’ll stay mild with highs in the lower 70s and lows in the lower 50s.
Once we hit Sunday and going into early next week, you can see the changes start to roll in. Have a look at the projected upper-level setup below for Monday evening.
A pair of upper lows will start to send a cold front into the Central Plains and close to our area. With its arrival, we’ll go back into another active stretch of Doug’s pattern with rain chances for Sunday and Monday. For Tuesday, the cold front will push through with t-storm chances around the region. Tuesday could be a day where we start with our highs in the middle 60s early in the morning and drop into the 50s for the day behind the cold front. Once this front clears out by Wednesday, we should see temperatures cool down for the rest of the week. If you’re curious as to how we look for the rest of November and how we’ll start December, Doug has your long range forecast down below. Have a good night and a great Wednesday!
Next Wednesday-Saturday: A dry Wednesday with cooler temperatures behind the cold front. Rain chances Thursday through Saturday. Turning colder by the weekend.
November 15th-21st: Mainly a cold to chilly week and mainly dry. Slight rain chances on Thursday.
November 22nd-28th: Back to mild for Thanksgiving week. However, rain chances Wednesday through Saturday
November 29th-December 5th: Up and down temperatures all week with two storms systems. Rain chances on Monday and Tuesday. Then again, rain chances back in for the weekend.