This is the first glimpse at how things will look on the morning I head out to Dallas for an abbreviated Southern Plains storm chase trip. Long range model forecasts like this one are notoriously unreliable given the inherent uncertainties, but they’re worth keeping an eye on for general trends. I’ll be watching the setup for Saturday Apr 19th for the next week and a half, hoping for something similar to what is shown here. Since I’ll only have four potential chase days my goal is to chase at least 2 of those days without having to stray more than six or so hours driving distance from Dallas.