Severe weather expected today

Charlene Craig
April 14, 2018

Severe weather will soon be moving into the area, and today's dramatic change in conditions is preparing the way. This cold front will be bring the potential for strong to severe storms anywhere from midnight Sunday to noon. While an isolated shower or two will be possible in the late morning and early afternoon, the greatest threat of isolated severe storms will arrive between 9:00 PM Sunday and 2:00 AM Monday.

"The threat for severe weather will increase throughout the day up until around 5-to-6 p.m.", Robertson told the Herald.

National Weather Service forecasts heavy rain, possible thunderstorms Sunday night into Monday

The main impacts from these storms will include damaging winds as well as very heavy rain. The remainder of the state is under a slight risk with scattered severe storms possible. Through the afternoon, some isolated thunderstorms may develop around the Quad Cities area, likely non-severe.

Venues like Kauffman Stadium have severe weather plans in place to keep fans safe. Tuesday night low temperatures will be in the upper 20s to lower 30s.

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Morning: Starting mostly cloudy and warm, the leading edge of the storms is where tornado threats will be most likely, moves in after sunrise. The Weather Prediction Center has about an inch of rain falling through Wednesday. Thus wind and hail would become the main concern. Areas east of Baton Rouge may see the severe weather threat linger later in the afternoon. That will make it feel a bit warmer this afternoon, even though highs will be a couple degrees higher than yesterday.

"This front will produce some widespread rainfall, but close to the amounts (4") we saw with the last front which moved through earlier this week.

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High pressure returns through next week keeping and rain and storms out of the forecast through next Friday. Because of the expected progression of this line of storms in the Sunday morning hours, the system may lose some ability to maintain its organization, and some (but not complete) weakening is possible.

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