Upcoming Storm: April 13th

** UPDATED 8PM FRIDAY**

By later Saturday, a few light showers and t-storms may impact parts of the Western High Plains.  I think anything with appreciable rain will remain just east of Colorado, and still be pretty spotty.  Here is a look at one one model thinks of Saturday evening (CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE):

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That is what the radar is projected to look like at 5pm Saturday.  All of those red blobs are showers and t-storms and some of the storms could be quite strong across northern Kansas.

The main storm moves in on Sunday and doesn't exit until very late Sunday night.  The majority of our more reliable computer models continue to bring a storm through that will provide good moisture for some and meager moisture for others.  Rain and snow will both be in the fold, but as fast as the cold air is going to move in, most of the precipitation will likely be in the form of wet snow.  The farther north and west you live, your chances are better for an all snow event.  The farther south you live, you will start with rain then quickly change to some wet snow.  Below are two models and their forecast for total precipitation through early Monday:

Canadian Model:

 

GFS Model:

 

The idea that both of the models agree on is that the heaviest of the precipitation will fall close to the mountains.  No surprise there, as this system is fairly progressive and won't waste too much time moving through.  However, the track of the main energy is through northern New Mexico, which is a favorable track for everyone to see at least some moisture.  Plus, we have to keep in mind that this is April, and many times these types of storms can overachieve from what they usually give us.

Snowfall Potential Graphics Are Here:  www.kktv.com/weather 

Don't be fooled by our warm weather right now and through Saturday, as Sunday will be very different.  Plan accordingly and we'll keep you updated...

Brian

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