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|Written by Dick McGowan|
|Tuesday, 24 April 2012 16:30|
Starting on Thursday, the chances for severe weather across the Central plains will increase, with a decent chance for tornadoes for northeast Colorado, southwest Nebraska and western Kansas. The map, left, depicts the current severe weather probabilities issued by the Storm Prediction Center for Thursday.
Thursday, a shortwave trough will make its way across the desert southwest and should reach the High Plains by Thursday evening. With the gulf moisture recently being scoured out by an upper-level low, there are uncertainties whether low-to-mid-60 dewpoints and quality boundary-layer moisture will return in time for Thursday. Nevertheless, cyclogenesis will take place, and instability will pool along a w/nw - e/se warm front and further south along a dryline in SW KS into western OK/ Texas panhandle region or further east along the strongly-capped warm front. Storms should fire first under the upslope regime in northeast Colorado (extreme southeast Wyoming as well), southwest Nebraska, and possibly northwest Kansas by late afternoon/evening. It's unclear, at the moment, if storms will fire further south along the dryline into SW KS into OK/TX panhandles. Any storm that does initiate on Thursday, will have the potential for very large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.
For Friday, the models are still in disagreement, but the GFS is hinting towards a decent potential for tornadic supercells for Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri. TVN is planning on chasing every setup from here on out, so be sure to follow Reed's Facebook Fan Page for real-time updates and our new LIVE streaming network, where we will be streaming the Dominator's intercepts all season! And don't forget to sign-up for our new launch of TVNWeather.com as well!
Also, today marks the two year anniversary of the deadly Yazoo City, Mississippi EF-4 tornado--a day that will forever be remembered from all of us that were there that day. Hopefully, the town has recovered and the residents are healing from that dreadful day. Check out our video, below, from that day.