National Weather Summary for Monday, April 30, 2018
by David Moran, on Apr 30, 2018 11:28:14 AM
Thunderstorms are forecast across much Plains on Monday ahead of an area of low pressure.
- Risk for Thunderstorms Monday across the Northern Plains
- Thunderstorms for the Central and Southern Plains on Monday
- Potential for Thunderstorms Tuesday across the Midwest into the Southern Plains
- Severe Thunderstorms for the Central and Southern Plains on Wednesday
Risk for Thunderstorms Monday across the Northern Plains
Thunderstorms may develop across portions of the Northern Plains from Central Nebraska into Minnesota on Monday. A surface low will intensify across the region, allowing for the potential for scattered thunderstorms along a stalled front. Large hail and damaging winds will be the primary hazards with these storms as they move southeastward through the late evening.
Major Cities in Region: North Platte, NE, Pierre, SD, Sioux Falls, SD
Thunderstorm Risk for Monday
Thunderstorms for the Central and Southern High Plains on Monday
Severe thunderstorms are likely on Monday across the Central and Southern Plains extending from western Kansas, through the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles, and into the Big Bend region of Texas. A dryline will set up by the afternoon with warm, moist air moving northward into the region. Thunderstorms will develop to the east of the dryline during the mid to late afternoon, with a few storms becoming supercellular. Very large hail and damaging winds will be the primary hazards, but a few tornadoes cannot be ruled out over the northern portions of the area.
Major Cities in Region: Midland, TX, Lubbock, TX Amarillo, TX, Dodge City, KS
Thunderstorm Risk for Monday
Potential for Thunderstorms Tuesday across the Midwest into the Southern Plains
Severe thunderstorms are forecast across portions of the Midwest on Tuesday as warm, moist air continues to move northward. The greatest coverage of thunderstorms will occur across eastern Nebraska into Iowa where a stalled front will be the focus for thunderstorm development, some of which may become supercells. Storms will be scattered early on and increase in coverage through the evening. Large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes will all be potential hazards. Further south into Kansas and Oklahoma, thunderstorms will be more isolated. Any storms that develop will likely be supercellular with large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes all potential hazards.
Major Cities in Region: Dodge City KS, Wichita, KS, Topeka, KS, Omaha, NE, Kansas City, MO, Des Moines, IA, Minneapolis, MN
SPC Convective Outlook for Tuesday
Severe Thunderstorms for the Central and Southern Plains on Wednesday
Severe weather is likely across portions of the Central and Southern Plains on Wednesday, particularly over central Kansas through Oklahoma and north Texas. A dryline will set up near the Oklahoma/Texas border southward into Texas. To the east of the dryline, the environment will be favorable for the development of thunderstorms. Over Oklahoma into Texas, storms will be isolated to widely scattered by late afternoon. Hail larger than baseballs, damaging winds, and tornadoes will all be potential hazards. Storms will increase in coverage into the overnight hours across Kansas and Oklahoma with damaging winds and isolated tornadoes becoming the primary hazards.
Major Cities in Region: Wichita Falls, TX, Oklahoma City, OK, Tulsa, OK, Kansas City, MO, Des Moines, IA
SPC Convective Outlook for Wednesday
A Look Ahead
Thunderstorms will move into the Midwest and Great Lakes on Thursday as an upper level trough continues to move eastward. By early Friday, shower and thunderstorm activity will stretch from the Great Lakes southward into the Ohio Valley. As the system continues to progress eastward, thunderstorms may develop across the Northeast Friday afternoon.
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