Good morning Weather2020 bloggers,
There are two storm systems showing up on the models that have our attention this morning. Storm chasers will be heading to the Red River Valley today, and then the will be drifting into Kansas on Friday as this first storm system approaches. This first storm system will feature an advancing warm front and a rather strong surface low that is forecast to track into central and eastern Kansas Friday night:
Today, there is a stationary front located near the Red River Valley along the Texas/Oklahoma border and this is the focus of today’s severe weather risk. Here are the risks for the next three days:
This system on Friday still has questions on timing, strength, the position of the fronts and surface low, morning rain and thunderstorms that could affect the evening activity, and more. We will look deeper into this next storm system on the KSHB blog later today, and in this LRC Forecast Experience blog tomorrow. As usual, let me know if you have any questions.
This storm, and the next one due in next week are right on the LRC schedule. This second one is a storm we have been targeting for wide spread heavy rain and thunderstorms with severe weather for 12 weeks now. The models have just picked up on it in the past 48 hours. Look at this set-up for early next week:
As you can see, Kansas City is in the 2 to 3 inch zone with a strong surface cyclone developing. The European model has been farther south, so let’s see how this looks in the coming days. I will be showing both storm systems tonight on 41 Action News, and you can watch the weathercasts streaming online at www.kshb.com.
Have a great Wednesday!