Saturday, April 11th 2009 Weather Outlook

11 04 2009

Saturday’s Weather Outlook; Northeast/Southeast System, West/Plains System


On Saturday, a system will exit the Northeast, while a system in the West pushes toward the Plains. Showers and isolated storms will be possible in porions of the Northeast and Southeast, as a system exits the region. In the West, a system will continue to push east toward the Plains. Showers and storms will be likely in portion sof the Plains and hier elevations of the West. There is a slight risk for severe storms in portions of Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. CAPE values will be around 1500 J/KG, LI’s of -6, and Effective Bulk Shear values of 50-70KT. These factors along with the system pushing into the area, will help storms become severe. Storms will develop in Eastern New Mexico and Western Texas in the Afternoon. They will push east into Central Texas and Southwest Oklahoma through the Night. The main threats will be damaging winds, hail, and an isolated tornado. On the north side of this system, snow will be possible in the higher elevations of the West. Below is the severe weather and snwofall outlook for Saturday.