Severe Risk Tuesday Afternoon/Night
Monday, 9 February 2009
An early taste of spring severe may be a part of Tuesday’s weather scene. A fast jet stream (up to 150mph), fairly good moisture supply thanks to brisk southerly winds, and cold air over warm air suggest the potential for some strong to severe storms as Tuesday afternoon progresses.
An upper trough will be accompanying all of these other elements. Meanwhile, a surface dry line and cold front will act as a focal point for storm development. The dry line will probably outrun the cold front, which means areas further west in Texoma may get “dry slotted” and receive very little rainfall. Areas to the east of I-35 stand the greater prospects of rain…but also for some severe storms (see map).
It will all be over by sunrise Wednesday with pleasant weather expected for Lincoln’s Birthday (Thursday, Feb 12th).