Alan Crone Weather Blog: Tracking Several Fronts This Week

Monday, April 4th 2016, 4:10 am
By: Alan Crone

The pattern remains active, but the shower and thunderstorm activity is limited due to the depth and quality of low level moisture across the area. A front will clear the area this morning, another front nearing Tuesday night and passing across the area Wednesday morning, and a third passing Thursday night, and a 4th system Sunday night into Monday of next week.  

The 2nd system will have a chance for a few showers and storms pre-dawn Wednesday.  Severe weather is not expected with this system.  The last front in this series for the 7 day planner will have a chance of strong to severe storms.  

The weekend was fantastic, and now we’re back to work and school with another nice looking Monday ahead.   A weak front is clearing the area today (early this morning)  but is not expected to bring any showers or storms across our immediate area.    A few may be possible more southeastward across part of East TX into southern Arkansas or southwestern Louisiana.

Temperatures today will still be warm with highs in the mid or upper 70s along with south winds shifting to the north around 10 mph early this morning.  A few morning clouds will be possible but mostly sunny conditions are likely for the area.

A strong area of low pressure will quickly develop tomorrow across southeastern Colorado and move eastward across southern Kansas by the evening hours.   A surface cold front will move across northern OK late Tuesday night and clear the area Wednesday morning.   Winds speeds will be increasing Tuesday with south to southeast winds from 20 to 30 mph.   The fire danger will be elevated but the recent greening of vegetation and the increasing humidity will off-set the danger compared to a few weeks ago.

As the system brushes the central plains, storms are likely to form across central and eastern Kansas and move eastward.   A few of these could produce some hail and gusty winds.   As the cold front moves southeast Tuesday night, a few showers and storms will develop and clip the northeastern third of the state late Tuesday night through Wednesday morning.  

Severe weather is not expected.  

Another fast moving front will clear the area Thursday with some cooler air moving into the state Friday as a surface ridge of high pressure builds across the state. This will bring supper great spring weather with clear sky and Friday highs in the upper 60s..

This weekend a stronger upper level system is expected to develop and influence the region with increasing south winds and humidity.   A few storms will be possible Sunday but higher chances will be possible Sunday night into early Monday morning.   Based on the pattern and the anticipated return of low level moisture, the threat for strong to severe storms will be possible.

Thanks for reading the Monday morning weather discussion and blog.

Have a super great day!

Alan Crone