Severe weather awareness week: Severe Thunderstorms

Larry's Look: Spring showers mark start of thunderstorm season

Larry's Look: Spring showers mark start of thunderstorm season

This week is severe weather awareness week and each day this week we will highlight some important information regarding severe weather and today's topic is severe thunderstorms. Meyers says any tornado risk would likely be relatively early in the event with discrete or separated storms, and the risk should transition to a hail-wind event as storms form into clusters or line segments later in the day or evening.

Meanwhile, confidence is increasing for severe weather across most of eastern Kansas, including the KVOE listening area, for Wednesday.

There is a slight risk for severe storms from Woodward, Oklahoma, to La Crosse, Wisconsin, and an enhanced risk for severe weather from central Kansas to southern Iowa. The strongest will have the potential to drop hail up to the size of baseballs, and strong tornadoes. The flooding chance is far more uncertain than the overall chance for severe weather though.

Ahead of the severe weather it will suddenly feel like summer for the Midwest and Northeast. Temperatures are on the rise already on Sunday morning for the entire Northern Plains, with temperatures nearing 80 degrees or higher all the way to North Dakota. On Tuesday, the activity moves into the Central Plains. After a cool April morning in the I-95 corridor, temperatures are going to rise into the 70s for most, including New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. For some of this region it will be almost 25 degrees warmer today than it was Monday. Temperatures from the Midwest to much of the Northeast will be almost 10 to 15 degrees above average.

Tomorrow while a leftover shower/storm is possible, do think the morning will be dry with redevelopment of storms in the afternoon as highs will reach the low-mid 80s. This is the warmest air mass much of this region has seen since August and September 2017.

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