Friday, April 17th 2009 Weather Outlook

17 04 2009

Friday’s Weather Outlook; West/Plains System


On Friday, a system will continue to slowly push eastward into the Plains. Showers and storms will be likely over portions of the Plains and lower elevations of the West. There is a slight risk for severe storms in portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado. CAPE values will be around 1000 J/KG, LI’s of -4 and Effective Bulk Shear values of 45-65KT. This along with a system pushing through, will help storms become severe. Severe storms will be ongoing in the Morning acrooss Texas. These storms will push eastward through the day, with a severe threat. Before weakening in the Evening as they reach Eastern Texas. A second line of severe storms may from along the cold front back in Central Texas, Western Oklahoma and Southwest Kansas. The main threats will be hail, damaging winds and an isolated tornado. On the north side of this system, snow will be likely in the higher elevations of the West. Below is the severe weather and snowfall outlook for Friday.