Thursday, April 2nd 2009 Weather Outlook

1 04 2009

Thursday’s Weather Outlook; Plains/Mississippi Valley/Great Lakes/Ohio Valley/Southeast System, West System


On Thursday, a system will continue to push east through the Plains, as a new system moves into the West. showers and storms will be likely over portions of the Plains, Mississippi Valley, Southeast, Ohio Valley and Great Lakes. There is a slight risk for severe storms in portions of Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama, Georiga, Florida, Tennesse, Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana. CAPE values will be up around 2000 J/KG, LI’s of -6, dew pints in the 60’s and Effective Bulk Shear values of 55-70KT. These factors along with the system moving in, will help storms become severe. With the main threats being damaging winds, hail and some tornadoes. On the north side of the system, some snow will be possible in the Central Plains from Kansas into Iowa. In the West, a new system will move onshore .This will bring snow to the higher elevations and rain to teh lower elevations. Below is the severe weather and snowfall outlook for Thursday.