Alan Crone's Weather Blog: Sunny And Nice
Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 4:05 am
By: Alan Crone
We're looking at some great weather for the next few days with a north to northwesterly upper air flow in the short term. By late this weekend into early next week, our upper air pattern will revert back to the seasonal mean. A southwesterly flow will bring several disturbances and systems near the state with thunderstorm chances for most of next week. Enjoy the next few days with mild and dry conditions.
Yesterday our big mid-level system moved away from the state and took our showers and clouds eastward. This morning a fast disturbance is moving southward across part of the Missouri Valley region. This could produce a few clouds but at this point we're seeing mostly clear conditions across the region. We're looking at sunshine today with north winds around 8 to 15 mph and afternoon highs today in the mid to upper 70s. Thursday morning supports lows in the 40s and 50s with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s along with north winds around 10 mph. Today and Thursday will feature some “five-star " weather conditions. Friday into the weekend will feature a return to southerly surface winds, and this will signal a pattern change into early next week.
Most medium to extended computer data supports a few disturbances moving eastward across the far northern OK and southern Kansas vicinity Sunday. A surface boundary should be located near or north of the state line with a surface low developing across the southeastern Colorado region. This will quickly help to bring low level moisture back into the region and a few showers or storms will be possible near the state line sometime Saturday night or Sunday. This will be represented by a low pop Sunday.
Monday into next week, the upper air flow will become stronger, and basically from the southwest by the middle to end of the week. South winds will remain for the entire week with surface features very common for early May, including a dry-line to the west, a surface low pressure area to our northwest, and a warm front to the north. Next week, storm chances will be increasing across part of the 7 day forecast. This time of the year is also the most favored for severe storms from a climatological standpoint.
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Have a super great day!