Thursday, April 24, 2014

Lots of rain for some; chances return into the weekend

Good morning bloggers. Well, here we are on the other side of some rain chances and some have looked in their gauge, only to find disappointment. As expected, heaviest amounts ended up in northern Kansas. I'm posting an image from our radar showing the estimated amounts from across the state, and you can easily see the band from Oakley to just west of Smith Center where 2 and 3 inch amounts ended up. It's easy to get frustrated because the need for moisture is so high, but the fact of the matter is everyone needs the rain, so you have to be happy for those that received something.

Let's focus on the next round of storms that should be coming our way. We have an intense low pressure system that will be coming through Arizona and New Mexico by Saturday evening. Just ahead of that system, moisture will increase across Kansas, setting central and eastern Kansas up for strong to severe storms by Saturday evening (anytime after 4 or 5 p.m.) Already, the Storm Prediction Center has highlighted the area at greatest risk of seeing hail and high winds. The main threat on Sunday may end up just east of us. Forecast models show the biggest storms over eastern Kansas and into Missouri by mid-afternoon.

Next week, our weather will be MUCH cooler than normal. Keep the jackets handy because afternoon temperatures will be in the 50s and some showery-type weather will return for Tuesday and perhaps into Wednesday. It's not a severe weather setup, but look at the low pressure that will be close to the central US, wobbling around over the region, keeping us cool and unsettled for the first half of the week. Bottom line... more chances for moisture. Woohoo!!

No comments:

Blog History