Soaking storm system to bring flood risk to southern Plains

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

AccuWeather Global Weather Center – November 4, 2019 – A budding storm system traveling into the southern Plains will bring crashing temperatures, drenching rain and the threat for a mixture of wintry precipitation at midweek.

The week will start off on a dry and seasonable note for places like Amarillo, Texas; Oklahoma City and Little Rock, Arkansas, before conditions take a noticeable turn.

An area of low pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere tracking out of the Desert Southwest into the southern Plains will act as a driving force for this upcoming system.

As the upper disturbance tracks into Texas, the developing system will draw in moisture from the Gulf of Mexico early in the week.

long with increasing humidity levels across the southern Plains, temperatures will climb into the 60s and 70s F through Wednesday.

Steady rain, as well as a few thunderstorms, will erupt on Wednesday afternoon across New Mexico and West Texas as the storm system tracks into the region.

Wet weather will continue to expand eastward into places like Dallas, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Springfield, Missouri and Little Rock, Arkansas, on Thursday.

Some areas, especially across central and eastern Oklahoma into southern Missouri and the Ozarks, could have enough rain out of this storm system to send creeks and rivers out of their banks and into flood stage.

Along with the rain, there will be a sharp contrast in temperatures between the northern side of the storm and the southern side.