Garrett’s Blog: Severe Risk Returns Next Week

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We’re looking at the possibility for more severe weather to return to our area on Tuesday and Wednesday of the upcoming week. (April 16-17).

Strong upper level energy will eject into the southern plains and will likely phase with the subtropical jet from down south. The result will be an enhanced area of upward vertical motion and thunderstorms from Tuesday into Thursday across the southern plains and the southeast.

Storms should develop along a dryline and front in western Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas and move northeast. Supercells with tornadoes will be likely until they merge into a cluster of storms. The storms could yield high rainfall totals too much like the system that just affected us.

The Storm Prediction Center is highlighting our area for potential severe weather on their Day 5 & 6 Outlook which is Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s too early to know specifics but it does look likely that thunderstorms, heavy rain, and possibly widespread severe weather will once again threaten our area for the upcoming week.