Drier weather ahead for KELOLAND?


Will the rain ever end? That’s the question many are asking as yet another storm brings unwelcome moisture and flooding.

So many areas of KELOLAND are water logged right now as the gap between storm cycles has been two days at most in many communities. But pattern change ahead promises to shake things up and some positive news should appear on the horizon.

Our pattern of late has featured these key items which continue to play a big role in the short-term forecast. A big trough in the west pushes wave after wave of rain into the plains. The Gulf of Mexico moisture pushes north, amplified by a big high pressure area near the Carolinas. As cool air filters into our region from Canada, we’ve had a stubborn pattern to say the least.

Now, the latest projections are strongly supporting key changes to the upcoming pattern. We think the big trough in the west will weaken over the next few days. This will happen as a large low pressure center in southeastern Canada impacts the northeast.

The sequence of important chances will also feature a key shift in the heat ridge from the southeastern part of the country to the southwest.  This configuration to the pattern is not rain free, but it’s certainly a lot better.

The storm track in this scenario features smaller, more compact waves coming our direction. It’s a warmer pattern with consistent 70 to 80 degree weather, allowing more evaporation between rains.

We’ll continue to watch the change and monitor where future rains are most likely to form into early June.

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