For the first time in weeks, the pattern will take a pretty sizable break across the Central and Southern Plains, and it will take place next week as a western U.S. ridge of high pressure takes shape.

While patterns like this, with some NW flow and moisture, can lead to severe weather, our tornado numbers in the middle of the country will likely remain lower through the following week. Still, for storm chasers chasecationing out in the middle of the country, there will likely be chances at storms that look pretty with the bigger turning of winds with height.

This break will likely last for a week or so before the pattern resets sometime on or just after June 10, with renewed chances of more significant severe weather events over the middle of the country. For this tired storm chaser, I’ll take a short break.