Wichita, Kansas 2021-05-04 18:36:46 –
Clouds cleared up today as the high pressure continued to the east beyond the central plateau. The focus of today’s storm is in the Deep South while we take breaks between systems.
As the next front approaches, a new series of showers and thunderstorms will bloom over Colorado, darkening and then heading into western Kansas.
The intensity of this activity should drop significantly after sunset by the time it reaches our display area. This wave continues to work eastward, causing showers here and there until Wednesday morning.
Activities appear to be fairly sparse, and Wednesday evening trends appear less promising, with the exception of Panhandle in Oklahoma and Texas, where the rain is more concentrated. Don’t get me wrong. Showers and storms can still occur throughout the state. In a slightly volatile atmosphere near the western Kansas and Kansas / Oklahoma borders, stronger storms can cause some hail there.
Thursday will be a great day with more sunlight, lighter winds and temperatures returning to the 70’s.
Unstable weather is coming back on Friday, with scattered showers, thunderstorms and strong winds. Dew point tends to rise in the late 1950s, near 60. This can help intensify stronger storms near the Kansas / Oklahoma border if moisture is the cause.
Moisture continues to flow on Saturdays, paving the way for us. This increases the likelihood of a strong storm to a heavy storm on Saturday night. Hail and strong winds are the main ones.
The storm will flirt at the Kansas / Colorado border from Sunday night to next Monday.
The model will be separated at the next Tuesday rain setup and yet another round. This should be carefully monitored for the Wichita Wind Surge home opener by the evening.
With regard to bad weather early next week, instability seems to be fairly weak at this point. The low dew point helps prevent bad weather. It’s still days away, and models will agree better towards the beginning of next week.
– Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman
Gradual warming and unsettled through the weekend Source link Gradual warming and unsettled through the weekend