SNOW, RAIN, SEVERE WEATHER, OH MY...

April 12, 2020

A powerful cyclone will move through the country and bring heavy snow the the north, rain in the center, and severe weather to the south for Easter Sunday. Here's a look at the current warnings posted -- Winter Storm Warnings in pink and Winter Weather Advisories in purple.

 In the Deep South there's the potential for a significant severe weather outbreak-- strong tornadoes, strong winds, large hail all a concern. Here's the outlook from the Storm Prediction Center for Sunday:

 The red is a moderate, enhanced in orange due to very strong wind shear from a strong storm system moving through the U.S. In between will be my local area with mostly just rain on Sunday. Here's a wide view of the storm Sunday in the central/eastern part of the country:

 You can see the divide in the Upper Midwest with the temperatures Sunday afternoon:

 Some thunder and heavy rain will be possible in parts of eastern Iowa into Illinois/Missouri...

 Most of the snow will fall in northwest Iowa into extreme southern Minnesota and into Wisconsin. Further to the south there will be the potential for a wintry mix to light snow late Sunday into Monday as colder air moves in. But here's the latest numbers..

European:

 GFS:

 NAM:

 HRRR:

 There are still some differences in the exact placement and amounts.. there will be a lot of moisture with this system and there will also be a lot of wind that will lead to tough travel in these areas. This storm will then usher in even colder air for start of next week.


RK

 

 

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