An overall quiet weather pattern has been in place for the past few days, with the jet stream over the northern tier of states in the Contiguous United States. In general this pattern reflects what is normally seen sometime around mid to late May as opposed to mid April. As today progresses, The GFS and the NAM want to progress a trough across The Plains, which could spell severe weather for The Red River Valley all the way north and eastward into southern Iowa including much of Oklahoma, a good portion of eastern Kansas, and a good portion of western Missouri. A standard Slight Risk is in place for these areas, from the SPC. As the week comes to a close, activity from this afternoon in The Plains along with the trough will increase rain chances for The Mid South. Rain chances are on the increase for Friday and into Saturday. No severe weather is expected with this activity, however, as the conditions are nowhere near favorable for such activity. This rain will, however, be a welcome sight as much of The Mid South is running abnormally dry.