April 27, 2020
Strong to severe storms will develop Tuesday afternoon as a strong cold front moves into the Four States. We’ll see plenty of unstable air in place in the afternoon just ahead of this line. Winds aloft look to favor these storms forming a line and diving southeast starting in Southeast Kansas after 3 PM. This will spread into the rest of the Four States Tuesday afternoon and evening. Damaging wind and large hail are the main risks but a few brief spin up type of tornadoes will also be possible. The greater chance for this is in Northeast Oklahoma.
Here’s a link with tonight’s updated model.
April 22, 2020
A strong storm system is coming together across Oklahoma but the risk for severe storms is now across southern parts of Oklahoma and into Texas. We still have heavy rain affecting the Four States and a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Southeast Kansas and Northeast Oklahoma through this evening.
Rain will taper off by early Thursday and we’ll see dry weather tomorrow. By early Friday morning showers and storms are likely. Severe weather is not expected but heavy rain is possible once again. The chance for rain continues into early Saturday.
April 21, 2020
An upper level low across the Southwest will kick out into the Plains late tonight. This will give us a more unsettled pattern through Wednesday. Severe weather looks to be isolated with hail really the only risk. Maybe some winds to 50 mph late Wednesday afternoon. I’m more concerned with potential heavy rain, especially for McDonald and Newton counties. So many low water crossings in those areas. Most of us will only see about an inch of rain through tomorrow night. Higher amounts along and south of Highway 60.
April 16th 2020
A storm system is set up to our west across Northern and Central Kansas. This has south winds kicking up to about 40 mph Thursday afternoon. This will bring showers and a few isolated rumbles of thunder overnight. Severe weather is not an issue but temperatures will be sharply colder. We’ll even have frost and probably a freeze Friday night.
This may be the last freeze of the season though. Lows will be in the 40s and 50s all of next week and even through the first weekend of May.
April 15th 2020
Cold weather looks to stick around for a few more days. Cloudy skies and a light northeast wind will hold temperatures in the 40’s for today. A freeze warning is possible again tonight. Lows will be out or just below freezing overnight into Tuesday morning.
It is cloudy right now in Joplin. Wednesday we briefly see a little warmer weather but another front is coming through. This will cause a few showers into Wednesday evening and also keep temperatures below average.
Through this week look for highs only in the upper 50s on Wednesday. Low 60s with a chance of rain Thursday. Then showers in a few storms on Friday. We do start to bounce back from the cold snap through the weekend.