Thursday, March 26th 2009 Weather Outlook

25 03 2009

Thursday’s Weather Outlook, Southeast/Northeast System, West/Plains/Mississippi Valley System


On Thursday, a system will continue to push eastward through the Northeast and Southeast, while a developing system in the West pushes toward the Plains. Showers and storms will be likely across portions of the Northeast and Southeast, as a front continues to push through the area. In the Southern Plains and Mississippi Valley, showers and storms  will also be possible. As a developing system in the West pushes toward the area. There is a slight risk for severe storms in portions of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Georiga, Florida and Oklahoma. CAPE values will be up around 3000 J/KG, LI’s of -10, dew points in the 60’s, and Effective Bulk Shear values up to 55-65KT. This will aid in the development of severe storms, along a retreating warm front and cold front ahead of a developing system. The main threats will be damaging winds, hail and an isolted tornado. In the West, snow will be likely, especially in the higher elevations. In the Southwestern Plains, rain will turn to snow late Thursday. Accumulations will be likely, and potentially heavy as the snow continues into Friday. Below is the severe weather and snowfall outlook for Thursday.





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