Storms return in the week ahead

Good Monday, folks. We are kicking off the final work week of April on a very warm note. Temps on Monday will rise toward the low 80s in much of the region. While we enjoy a mainly dry day, rounds of showers and storms are on the way.

The greatest risk of storms moves in later Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s a setup that can produce rounds of showers and storms through Thursday. That shows up well on the GFS:

GFS 2

Some of the storms might be on the strong side during this time.

After a warm break in the action Friday, a much bigger system throws more storms our way next weekend:

GFS 3

Once again, we will have to be on guard for some strong or severe thunderstorms bubbling up. Rainfall over the next week and change could be hefty from the Plains states into our part of the world:

Canadian

The long range call for Kentucky Derby week is for a chilly pattern to try and dig in. Many of the models suggest temps for much of the week could be below normal. The super-duper long-range GFS even shows a “kiss of frost” potential:

GFS

Make it a great Monday and take care.

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