FROM SNOW TO STORMS...

April 14, 2019

If April showers bring May flowers, April snow brings.... sadness? 

The Cubs game was postponed Sunday due to a few inches of snow falling in the city. A narrow band of snow has been falling for much of the day through Illinois.

Luckily the snow won't stick around long. It will start to melt Monday and most (if not all of it) should be gone by Tuesday. 

Temperatures Monday will be in the 50s and 60s across much of the Midwest with 30s and 40s in the snowpack. 

 Then things really warm up Tuesday.

 Then the next storm starts to roll in on Wednesday. Showers and thunderstorms will be likely through Friday.

 The Storm Prediction Center is already monitoring this system for severe weather potential Wednesday and Thursday.

Wednesday's risk:

The storm will bring plenty of instability to produce thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon. Here's a look at the CAPE (convective available potential energy) -

 There will also be plenty of wind shear. Strong winds, hail, and tornadoes will be possible. But we'll have to watch the timing of the low pressure system to determine where the greatest tornado risk will be.

Then on Thursday:

 There will be an additional chance for severe storms as the system moves through the Upper Midwest. Some periods of heavy rain will be possible as well. We'll have to keep an eye on this severe risk in the coming days and watch the timing of the storm and location of low pressure center. 

 

RK

 

 

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