Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Rain, hail, thunderstorms & a severe threat Wednesday

Some might say that spring is officially here now that we've had our first thunderstorms in Kansas. Granted, the rain that fell Monday night didn't amount to much, but just seeing the lightning and hearing thunder was music to many ears. Storms on Tuesday produced some hail near Kansas City and down through western Missouri. How about a bowl full of popcorn, eh, I mean hail?
courtesy KMBC (hail from western Missouri)
New data came in late Tuesday evening and it suggests that our chances for rain and isolated storms will be better than what was earlier forecast. A cold front will slide through the state Wednesday and as it encounters some higher humidity, storms will begin developing during the afternoon and evening hours. The better ingredients for severe weather are still coming together in Oklahoma and western Arkansas, but small hail is possible over south central and southeast Kansas.
Rain showers west and north. T-storms trying to develop south
Heavier rainfall expected in southeast Kansas Wednesday evening
Main threat for severe weather will be in eastern Oklahoma
Any rain showers that develop in western and northern Kansas will be very light, but it's moisture nonetheless. Late Wednesday night, the rain will end statewide as the storm pulls away.

Our chances for widespread moisture don't look so good Friday - early next week. But we could be in for some more stormy weather in the middle of next week. Stay tuned for that.

Shocker fans in Cleveland getting ready for the big game Thursday are in for some cold weather. There is a chance for snow (believe it or not) Friday. Probably won't be very much, but in late March, it's not that uncommon to still find some snow in areas to the north and east of Kansas. Will be exciting to see how the Shockers do tomorrow.

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