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Weather Blog: Better Weather for a Walk

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Posted at 3:49 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 16:50:28-04

Good Tuesday bloggers,

I hope all is well and you are staying healthy. The weather has not made it easy to get out and take a walk and let the kids burn off some energy. Well, we have better weather days ahead. Today the sun has finally broken out and we are in for a wonderful Wednesday. We do have one storm system to track, but despite this we have an increasing frequency of better weather to head outside. Let's go through this.

WEDNESDAY: Tonight we will see areas of clouds and perhaps some fog with lows 40-45. Then, Wednesday will be partly cloudy and much warmer with highs close to 70. The wind will be south at 10-20 mph, a nice day for a walk. A cold front will be approaching.

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THURSDAY: The cold front will move through Wednesday night and stall to our south Thursday. There will be a lot more clouds, but we do not expect much rain with this front. Highs will range from 85 at Oklahoma City to 45 at Omaha. We will be in the 50s to near 60. So, this will be another good day to get outside, perhaps not ideal, but pretty good.

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THURSDAY NIGHT: Showers and thunderstorms will be possible along the front. So, this will be mainly along I-44. A few showers and thunderstorms may make it to the I-70 corridor. Lows will be in the 40s.

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FRIDAY: This is a day where we will have to watch the weather closely. The front will still be to the south and we will see lots of clouds with highs mostly in the 50s. A few showers and thunderstorms may track across our region, but as a bigger storm heads towards the Plains from the southern Rockies severe weather will be possible. Right now it looks like the best chance of severe weather will be near the front and surface low across southern Kansas and northern Oklahoma. So, this is probably not a great to day to be outside, but again, not horrible.

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FRIDAY NIGHT: The best chance of severe thunderstorms will be across northern Oklahoma, southeast Kansas, southern Missouri to southern Illinois and southern Indiana. We are in a zone where we will see a period or two of showers and mostly non-severe thunderstorms. This is not set yet as a shift north will pull the severe threat closer to our region. We will watch this closely.

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SATURDAY: The storm system takes off to the northeast and really organizes. The severe threat will shift to east of the Mississippi river, while rain, wind and some snow occur along and north of I-80. We will likely be in the dry slot of the storm which means highs briefly in the 60s, sunshine and gusty southwest winds. Saturday night the wrap around of the storm will sweep through with wind, clouds, a few showers and colder air. As it stands now, Sunday will start cold, but end up as a sunny day with highs around 60.

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We could see another .25" to 1" of rain with this next storm. This will be higher if we get into more of a thunderstorm zone. We are about 2" above average for March and about 3" above average for 2020.

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So, Wednesday will be a great day to take a walk and Thursday, Saturday and Sunday will be decent days to get outside. We will get through this.

Stay healthy.