WARN Team Tracking Storms


Wednesday, April 9th 2008, 8:41 pm
By: News On 6


The News On 6 WARN Team is tracking Wednesday's storms. Storms with too much rain falling too fast, hail and high winds all will be possible again through the night and into the day on Thursday.

News On 6 Meteorologist Dick Faurot reports there will also be a tornado threat which should be primarily in the more southern counties of the state, but that depends on how far northward a warm front now in N Texas makes it overnight. The cloudy skies, rain and thunder, and easterly winds will keep temperatures quite cool today and will hold steady or even warm up during the overnight hours, depending on how far northward that warm front can surge.

The one sure thing in all this is that we will get more rainfall, more than likely too much, with another 2-4" likely and some locations could easily receive even more. This is a very dynamic system with one round of storms this afternoon/evening followed by another round later tonight and into the morning hours of Thursday.

The Thursday morning storms will be moving on eastward and taking most of the moisture on east with them. Our winds at the surface and aloft will have a more westerly component by Thursday afternoon which should allow some sunshine and a decent warm-up before the actual cool front sweeps across the state Thursday night. There remains some question whether there will be enough residual moisture for a few storms to fire up Thursday afternoon, if so they would be severe as well.

Once we finally get past all this, the main storm system aloft will be setting up shop just NE of us and will be rather slow to move on eastward. That will maintain northerly winds at the surface and mostly cloudy skies with some occasional breaks in the cloud cover. If those breaks happen during the late night or early morning hours, then frost is a definite possibility for Sat or Sun morning. This pattern also leads to much below normal temperatures through the coming weekend.

Once we get through all this, we should be between systems for much of next week which will allow temperatures to warm up and allow the drying process to get started.

You can track the storms with WARN Interactive Radar and get safety tips in our Storm Zone Section.

You can get the latest WARN Team forecast in the NewsOn6.com Weather section.

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