Minor Severe Weather Threat Saturday for Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas

Saturday will feature some threat of severe thunderstorms extending from central and eastern Kansas, southward across central and eastern Oklahoma and into north Texas.

Moisture will be rather limited, and there will be a strong cap in place across much of the region that will keep severe storm development at bay until the late afternoon and evening hours.

If I were chasing, I’d target the triple point where the dryline intersects the surface low pressure system.  This appears like it will be somewhere west or northwest of Wichita by mid to late afternoon Saturday.

The shear is definitely adequate enough to produce supercells.  So, if storm can get going before dark, early season chasers may be treated to some high based supercells with some decent structure.

Overall, not the most exciting storm day, but one that is probably worth a shot if you live in the area.  Definitely not something to drive hundreds of miles for though.


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