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WEATHER WORTH A MENTION (SEVERE)

Published on: 14:06PM May 06, 2010

HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLIDE ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST TODAY AS LOW PRESSURE MAKES ITS WAY INTO THE CENTRAL PLAINS...THEN INTO ILLINOIS AND INDIANA BY FRIDAY. AS THE LOW PRESSURE CENTER MAKES ITS CLOSEST APPROACH ACROSS MISSOURI TONIGHT...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA..........

SOME STORMS COULD BE SEVERE WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS NEAR THE IOWA MISSOURI BORDER AND POINTS SOUTH....... RAIN WILL LINGER OVER EASTERN AND NORTHERN IOWA AND ILLINOIS INTO FRIDAY NIGHT........BUT DRIER AND COOLER AIR WILL RUSH INTO THE REGION FROM THE NORTHWEST..........

WINDS FRIDAY WILL BE STRONG AND GUSTY...FREQUENTLY IN THE 35 TO 45 MPH RANGE DURING THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS WILL BE IN THE 50S AND 60S WITH LOWS EXPECTED IN THE 30S AND 40S...........

WITH THAT SAID..........THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER, NORMAN OK HAS PLACED SOUTHERN IOWA, SE NEBRASKA, NE AND NORTHCENTRAL KANSAS, AND THE NORTHERN 1/2 OF MISSOURI IN A SLIGHT RISK FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FOR THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING........EXPECT UPWARDS OF AN 1 INCH OF RAIN IN THE AFFECTED AREA..................................... NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE FORECAST NEXT WEEK...........SUNDAY THRU WED 9TH/12TH - POTENTIAL BIG PROBLEMS ON THE WAY: VERY UNSTABLE WEEK SETTING UP WITH PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AND SEVERE WEATHER (ESPECIALLY IOWA)

A SERIES OF SYSTEMS WILL BE TRACKING ONTO THE CALIF/NW COAST THRU THE WEEK AND TRACK EASTWARD ACROSS THE ROCKIES, AND INTO THE UPPER AND SOUTHERN PLAINS........EXPECT STRONG SOUTHERLY FLOW FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO THRU THE WEEK - INCREASING MOISTURE WITH EVERY PASSING DAY.

SUNDAY 9TH - SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS SRN KANSAS UP THRU CENTRAL NEBRASKA - GUSTY SOUTH WINDS............ MONDAY 10TH - THUNDER CENTRAL MISSOURI, CENTRAL/ERN IOWA (HEAVY RAIN IOWA) - SHOWERS KANSAS, NEBRASKA, SRN ILL - WINDY............. TUESDAY 11TH - SHOWERS/THUNDER EASTERN IOWA - SHOWERS AND GUSTY SW WINDS MOST OF ILLINOIS THRU SE MISSOURI............ WED 12TH - SHOWERS THRU ENTIRE FORECAST AREA - GUSTY SW WINDS MISSOURI/ILLINOIS - GUSTY NE WIND ELSEWHERE.........

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