A Strong Storm Will Develop Later This Week

Good morning bloggers,

A strong storm system will be developing later this week.  It will blast California once again first, and then move out over the Rocky Mountains and into the plains states. It will have impacts on the opening of the 2019 baseball season.  Let’s take a look.

1We will call it “The calm before the storm” as you can see on this first map.  Most of the nation will be rather tranquil the next couple of days before a storm moves inland over the west coast by around mid-week.  South winds ahead of this system will draw in some warmer air, and the Gulf of Mexico will be open for business and moisture will begin to get tapped and surge northward.

7This next map shows the dewpoint temperatures surging northward with a front stalling over Kansas and northern Missouri.  The Gulf of Mexico is wide open and the dewpoints will likely reach into the 60s all the way north into central Kansas by Wednesday night into Thursday.  This will be the fuel for the storm system that is about to become a major spring storm with a winter storm component.  Winter and spring will have a battle of the seasons later this week.


This next map above shows the strong storm moving inland over the west coast with a strong pressure gradient forming over the plains. Kansas City may have it’s first 70 degree day since October Wednesday, and then there will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms developing around opening day at the K.


A front will likely be slowly moving or stalled with a cold surge into eastern Colorado and western Kansas by Thursday evening.  Showers and thunderstorms will be forming near the front Thursday and these will likely have an impact on tailgating and possibly the game.


On this next map below you can see the storm strengthening by Friday night:


This storm is likely going to produce 1 to 4 inch rainfall amounts right near the flooded regions near over the Missouri River:


We will go in-depth into this set up in the next few days.  Iam flying back from Southern California this afternoon.  I am back to work at KSHB-TV on Wednesday and by that time this storm will have come into focus.  Have a great day and go over to the Weather2020 blog to join in the conversation.  Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog featuring the LRC.


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