Weekend of 5/3/19: Weak Upper Level Flow Leads To A Generally Quiet Weekend

Hello everyone!

The upper air pattern across the country will feature fairly weak westerly winds for just about everyone as the disturbances on this side of the world remain mostly stuck in Canada. There will be some scattered storms, both in the Southeast and on the High Plains. The southeastern storms will be weaker but more numerous. The Plains storms will be more isolated but stronger. Given that no widespread regionally significant weather is in the forecast, I won’t be doing an extended discussion section for this weekend. The below video has a few more of my thoughts though if you’re interested.

If you’re interested in exploring the High Plains severe setup, I’ll direct you to the following resources:
ECMWF Thunderstorm Composite
NAM Simulated Radar
ECMWF Deep Layer Shear

Of course there is plenty more information to dig into, but that’s where I’d start.

If you’re interested in what the forecast is for your town this weekend, just type your location into the search box on our homepage and you’ll get all the info you need to be informed as you’re making your plans.

I’ll be back on Sunday evening or Monday morning with a look at what to expect this coming week.