Daily Weather Outlook for Monday, April 30, 2018

  • Apr 30, 2018

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National Weather Outlook

By Earth Networks’ Rebecca Huff

It’s time to bid the chilly blues goodbye today across much of the U.S.

After dealing with a stubborn cold pattern, the Tennessee and Ohio valleys through the Mid-Atlantic will get to enjoy sunny skies and highs in the upper 60s and 70s. Similar warm weather will also stretch along the Mississippi Valley from Minnesota through Louisiana with highs racing into the upper 70s and 80s. A few scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible in the upper Mississippi Valley, but there’s nothing like cooling rain to keep the day comfortable!

The Northeast will have to wait one more day before the onset of spring fever. As a low pressure lingers off the coast, scattered rain showers and highs in the 50s will prompt residents to keep coats nearby.

The most active weather will hang around the Plains from the Dakotas and all the way through Texas. A low pressure system sliding off the Rockies will make its way into the nation’s midsection on Monday. Warm 70s and 80s ahead of the system will prime the atmosphere for showers and thunderstorms. Be sure to keep your umbrella handy for your evening commute!

A second low pressure will bring a mix of rain and snow across the northern Rockies to kick off the workweek. The highest elevations will expectedly stay cool in the 30s and 40s. The lower elevations in the northern Rockies will reach into the 50s and 60s, with milder 70s in the Colorado Rockies’ lower elevations.

Farther west, more rain and snow will dot the Pacific Northwest and through northern California. While the rain pelts the West Coast, the snowflakes will be found along the Cascades and even into the Sierra Nevada.  Highs in the Pacific Northwest will win the chilly award in the 40s and 50s while the thermometers in California reach into the warm uppers 60s and 70s. Meanwhile, sunshine and 80s to 90s for afternoon highs will great the Southwest.

Intense Thunderstorms Threaten Plains Through Midweek

By Earth Networks Meteorologist, Alyssa Robinette

After a fairly quiet weather weekend, Mother Nature promises to bring a more active weather pattern to the nation’s midsection. Most of the central U.S. will need to keep an eye on the skies through the middle of the week.

A large and very slow-moving low pressure system will move out of the Rockies and into the Plains today. Warm, humid air will stream into the Plains while colder, drier air will plunge southeast from the Rockies as well. This boundary is where strong to severe thunderstorms will likely develop across South Dakota south into Nebraska, Kansas, and western Texas. Large hail and damaging winds will be the primary concerns. Also, an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out.

Cities most at risk for dangerous storms are:

  • Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • Valentine, Neb.
  • McCook, Neb.
  • Colby, Kan.
  • Amarillo, Texas
  • Lubbock, Texas
  • Midland Texas


Other areas that will have to watch for developing thunderstorms are Aberdeen, S.D., Cheyenne, Wyo., Omaha, Neb., Liberal, Kan. and Abilene, Texas.

Several more rounds of severe weather are anticipated across the central U.S. on Tuesday and Wednesday as a low pressure stalls over the Plains. A strong boundary of warm, humid air to the south and colder, drier air to the north will continue to create intense thunderstorms.

The risk for severe storms is great enough for the Storm Prediction Center to highlight an Enhanced Risk of dangerous weather in Lincoln and Omaha, Neb., for Tuesday. On Wednesday, there is an Enhanced Risk for Kansas City, Wichita, Kan., Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla., and Wichita Falls, Texas.

Outside of this more vulnerable region for severe weather includes Des Moines, Iowa and Kansas City, Mo., where strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Tuesday afternoon or evening. Places like Peoria, Ill., Des Moines, Iowa, Springfield, Mo., Dallas, Waco, and Austin, Texas, could have strong thunderstorms Wednesday.

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