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Widespread moisture moving through

02/07/2013 @ 10:19am

Scattered heavy thundershowers have developed across east central Ks overnight and early this morning. Salina, Ks reports 1.02", Emporia, Ks, reports 1.07", Manhattan Ks reports 0.40", and Great Bend, Ks, reports 0.24". Radar estimated rainfall reports show some spotty heavier rainfall amounts near Salina and south of Topeka and southwest of Kansas City.

This narrow band of heavy storms should drift southeastward across east central and southeast Ks and west central Mo today. Heavy showers are also indicated across northern Mo and southern Ia as well as west central and northern Il this morning. A second band of heavy precipitation is forecast from near Quincy, Il to Chicago and northeastward toward Grand Rapids, Mi today and tonight.

While most of the precipitation should be rain across northern Il, heavy snow is forecast from southeast Wi and western and central Mi this PM and tonight. Further to the east, much of northern New England remain under a Blizzard Warning and Watch near the coast for Friday and Saturday. Expect big airport delays in Chicago today and further east this weekend.

Heavy rains are also forecast across the deep south from New Orleans to Valdosta to Charleston, SC. To the west, heavy snow potential is forecast to develop over northeastern Co and maybe even further north over central and eastern Wy on Saturday night with heavy snow potential continuing to develop further east over Nebraska toward western Mn.

Right now it looks like western Ks and the Panhandle area will not recieve any significant moisture until early next week. As storms are forecast to develop further east on Sunday with heavy showers developing over portions of eastern Ok and northeastern Tx on Sunday. It looks like some light snow/rain will expand southeastward from eastern Co early next week with some light snow possible covering parts of southwest Ks and the panhandle region next week.

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