Good morning bloggers,
As April approaches, the risks of severe weather will be increasing. My eyes are monitoring the end of the week storm closely, and we will get to that in a minute. There is a risk today:
Today’s slight risk is placed over the Tennessee Valley. This storm just missed KC to the south leaving the KC metro area with no measurable rain today. This system is a small scale upper level storm, and it is producing this risk today. After today, there is a developing set up for the very end of the week as a strong storm comes out of the southwest.
This cold front will be slowing down and stalling Thursday and Friday. This stalling is in response to a storm system in the upper levels of the atmosphere that will be approaching from California on Friday night. The energy appears that it will produce a severe weather risk out over parts of Tornado Alley and into Missouri. The SPC doesn’t have this area circled yet, but I am seeing a pretty decent chance over the western half of Oklahoma on Friday, and KC may be on the edge of this stronger risk as well.
The front will stall, and then begin lifting north as a warm front on Friday afternoon. A stronger surface low pressure area will be developing near the Oklahoma Panhandle. What usually happens in these set ups, is that the system will be just a bit farther west and north as we move closer to Friday, and this why I circled that area for the best risk.
Today will be cloudy and dry in KC with the rain tracking a few counties farther south. Let’s see how this sets up on today’s model runs.
The nation is pretty much in lockdown now. In KC, it is significantly affecting our lives. It has to be difficult for many of you out there. Let’s hope this helps in the coming days and weeks. I hope everyone is well. As I had suggested, I believe I may have had the Coronavirus, Covid 19, in January into February, as it was unlike anything I had ever had in my life. I had the dry cough for three weeks, a strange headache, and it started with a fever when I went to Boston for the AMS conference. I just read an article with the timeline of this pandemic, and it is looking like it was in the United States before the end of December, and if that is indeed the case, then it supports my thoughts that I had it. Whatever I had went wild through our newsroom at KSHB-TV too. We may never know for certain. This is a challenging time for all of us.