NO WEEKEND WEATHER BREAK FOR KS, IA, AND NRN MO.

Published on: 15:29PM May 13, 2010

No break in rains and storms for Kansas thru the weekend - more rain comes to Iowa and northern Illinois.......
 
Friday and Saturday 14th/15th - expect return southerly flow to increase moisture in western Kansas thru the day on Friday with showers and thunderstorms popping late day and moving east thru the weekend...by mid day Saturday, expect strong development southwest to ne from southwest Kansas to Kansas City....showers and thunder will persist in eastern Kansas and western Missouri thru the evening - severe weather threat will shift to south central Kansas late day (bull’s-eye south of Wichita and east of i-35)....
 
Sunday and Monday 16th/17th - as Kansas begins a short dry period Sunday with only isolated showers in far west, the focus then shifts back north to Iowa, northern Missouri, and Illinois.....showers will develop in southwest Iowa Saturday night and extend south into northern Missouri and move ene thru Sunday. heaviest rainfall will occur along the Iowa/Missouri border with at least an inch of rain likely - 1/2-3/4 inch as far north as i-80 and south to Missouri hwy 36....as the showers/thunder exits ne into northern Illinois Monday, it will drop an additional 1/2-3/4 inch of rain................
 
Tuesday thru Friday 18th thru 21st - periods of showers and thunder all of Kansas and Nebraska....showers and thunder southern Nebraska and west and central Kansas with rainfall totals generally less than
1/2 inch....dry elsewhere........
 
Friday thru Thursday 21st-27th - partly cloudy and finally drying out with normal mid to late may temps! the period should prove to be much dryer and warmer.....the upper level pattern will start going with a west to east flow rather than southwest to northeast flow that we've seen over the past 2 weeks. upper level systems entering the west coast now will shift north to the pacific northwest and move thru the northern plains, staying north of us thru the period - and any secondary system that does split south, should remain mainly south of the area with high pressure anchored over the northern great lakes.....that's not to say we can't see an occasional shower or thunderstorm - especially in the afternoons - but i don't think we'll see well organized systems like we've seen lately.
 
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