The morning radar shows rain showers and a few thunderstorms on schedule out over Kansas and western Missouri. This activity is occurring ahead of a cool front located over central Kansas. This area of rain will gradually spread east today. Those storms that make it are not expected to be come severe.
As far as Easter is concerned, the day looks really good! Sunrise is at 6:48 and some high clouds will still be around with temperatures in the 40′s. There may even be a few light showers in northern Arkansas around sunrise. The rest of the day will be wonderful, expect our peak temperature in the middle sixties.
April Weather Ahead
Cool air will dominate the forecast for the first half of the work week. A nose of high pressure will continue to press into our area. This still might lead to some scattered frost in the area, especially in central and eastern portions of Missouri and northeastern Arkansas on Wednesday morning.
Another Pattern Shift
The flow aloft will come more out of the southwest late in the week and into the next weekend. This will put the temperature back on a warmer track. It will signal the return to thunderstorms, some severe, to the central U.S. Several rounds of severe weather are possible out to our west beginning on Thursday. Some of these might have staying power into the western portion of the Ozarks. It does look like the final push eastward of the rough weather will wait until the weekend. Lots of uncertainty this far out, I’ll keep an eye on it. Also, another storm chase to the Great Plains might be in the works for Thursday and/or Friday. I’ll blog when I’m confident!