Friday, May 1st 2009 Weather Outlook

2 05 2009

Friday’s Weather Outlook; Plains/Ohio Valley/Northeast/Mississippi Valley/Southeast System, West System


On Friday, a system will continue to push eastward through the Northeast, while a system continues to push into the West. Showers and stroms will be likely over portions of the Southern Plains, Mississippi Valley, Southeast, Ohio Valley and Northeast, as a system continues to push through the region. There is a slight risk for severe storms in portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georiga, and Tennessee. CAPE values will be around 4500 J/KG, LI’s of -9 and Effective Bulk Shear values of 30-60KT. This along with the system pushing through the region, will help storms become severe. Severe storms will develop along a frontal boundary associated with the storms. these storms will push eastward through the Evening, before weakening. In the West, Showers and storms will be possible in the lower elevations and snow in the higher elevations. As of May 1st, daily snowfall maps will not be posted. As the threat for significant snow in the Central or Eastern US will be low. Significatn snow will still be possible in the West, though it is outside of the websites normal coverage zone. Below is the severe weather outlook for Friday.




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