Sunday, April 26th 2009 Weather Outlook

26 04 2009

Sunday’s Weather Outlook; Plains/West/Midwest/Great Lakes/Northeast System


On Sunday, a system willc ontinue to push slowly east through the Plains. Showers and storms will be likely in portions of Plains, Midwest, Great Lakes, Northeast and West associated with the system. There is a moderate risk for severe storms in portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa, with a slight risk in surrounding areas. CAPE values will be around 3000 J/KG, LI’s of -8, Effective Bulk Shear values of 40-60KT and EHI values up to 7. This along with a system psuhing through, will help storms become severe. Severe storms will develop in the middle of the day from Texas up into Iowa. These storms will push northeast into the Evening, before weakening overnight. The main threats fromt he severe storms will be hail, damaging winds and tornadoes. On the north side of the system, snow will be possible in the higher elevations on the West and in the Northern Plains. Accumulations are likely. Below is the severe weather and snowfall outlook for Sunday.