LJWorld.com weblogs Lawrence Weather Watch
Severe Weather Possible Thursday
A powerful storm system will approach the region late this week and introduce the chance for severe storms on Thursday.
Temperatures in the 80s, strong winds near the ground and aloft, and modestly humid conditions should be in place across central and eastern Kansas by the time a large upper trough approaches the Central Plains late in the week.
There is still plenty of uncertainty in the forecast regarding the timing details, storm location, primary storm mode (e.g., squall-line type with hail and high winds, or isolated tornadic supercells), and even the likelihood that any storms will form at all.
So why even mention it? Not because it’s Spring and it’s Kansas.
Rather, it’s because the large-scale conditions that will likely accompany the parent upper-level trough warrant a “heads up."