Saturday, April 18th 2009 Weather Outlook

18 04 2009

Saturday’s Weather Outlook; West/Plains/Mississippi Valley System


On Saturday, a system will continue to slowly push east into the Plains. Showers and storms will be likely across portions of the Plains and Mississippi Valley. There is a slight risk for severe storms in portions of Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. CAPE values will be around 1500 J/KG, LI’s of -6, 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 Moring across portions of Texas. These storms will push east into Louisiana into the Afternoon, with a severe weather and flooding threat, before weakening during the Night. Another line of severe storms is expected to develop from Central Kansas down through Oklahoma and Central Texas, along the dry line. These storms will push east through the Evening with a severe weather threat, before weakening during the Night. On the North side of the system, snow will be possible in the higher elevations of Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. Below is the severe weather and snowfall outlook for Saturday.