HEAVY RAINS - SEVERE WEATHER PLAGUE KANSAS AND MISSOURI

Published on: 11:49AM May 19, 2010
HEAVY RAINS - SEVERE WEATHER PLAGUE KANSAS AND MISSOURI......EXPECT HEAVY RAIN (2+ INCHES) TO CONTINUE THRU CENTRAL AND EAST KANSAS TODAY AND MOVE INTO CENTRAL MISSOURI THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING......... TODAY AND TONITE - A LARGE INFLUX OF MOISTURE WILL PUSH INTO WRN KANSAS THRU THE DAY TODAY AND OVERNITE. THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP AS THE JET STREAM PLUNGES SOUTH OUT OF COLORADO AND COLLIDES WITH THE MOIST AIR OVER SOUTHERN KANSAS. SEVERE STORMS WILL PUSH EAST THRU THE DAY WITH THE LIKELY FIRING LINE OF SEVERE WEATHER SOUTH OF LINE FROM DODGE CITY - WICHITA - AND JOPLIN GREATEST THREAT THRU THE AREA WILL BE LARGE HAIL AND TORNADOES ........EXPECT ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ELSEWHERE THRUOUT KANSAS AND SW NEBRASKA....... AS THE STORMS EXIT ERN KANSAS THIS AFTERNOON/EVENING, THE FOCUS SHIFTS TO TERRENTIAL RAINS OVER CENTRAL MISSOURI THRU THE MORNING ON THURSDAY (2+ INCHES)..... THURSDAY - HEAVY RAIN IN MISSOURI - SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED THUNDER WILL MOVE NE INTO SRN IOWA AND CENTRAL ILLINOIS THRU THE AFTERNOON.....SHOWERS WILL PERSISIT IN MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS THRU FRIDAY....DRY ELSEWHERE........ OVER THE 5 DAYS???? WINDY, WARM, AND DRY THRU THE ENTIRE FORECAST AREA......WARMEST TEMPS OF THE SPRING - REACHING TO MID 80'S AND LOW 90'S THRUOUT THE AREA........BUT FOR THE MOST PART - DRY!!!!!!