The red areas are high probabilities of thunderstorm-related damaging winds forecast between now and 7am Sunday morning. The hatching indicates areas where the winds may exceed 75mph.
For the western of the two wind zones, the threat is very late this afternoon and tonight. Here is an experimental forecast of what the radar will look like at 4pm:
Things get more active at 7pm:
|The cell predicted in northwest Kansas will likely evolve into a strong wind system.|
And, at 9pm, the system over Kansas starts to grow while strong thunderstorms develop in Missouri. The Kansas system may turn into another strong wind producer overnight.
There is a threat for more severe weather on Father’s Day (below) as well as Monday and Tuesday (not shown).
In total, heavy rains over the next five days will worsen the flooding situation in many areas. The corn belt continues to see excessive rainfalls that will continue to worsen the quality of the 2011 crops.