A couple of points to make today.
1. The heat wave from the Midwest into the Northeast and mid-Atlantic is over. Shots of cooler weather the next two weeks will keep temperatures near to slightly below normal. At times, it may even feel like fall. This is a much different pattern from what we have seen this summer so far.
2. The tropics are dead right now, but they will get going the end of the month into September. I expect it will get busy for about a six-week stretch from late August through September. Keep in mind, storms may look innocent but blow into a hurricane once they near the coast.
3. Heavy storms today and Tuesday as shown on the map with more wind damage type storms. Tuesday could be the active day across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, New York and Virginia with storms producing scattered wind damage reports.
It's severe weather time as storms hit the Plains today and spread into the Midwest Thursday.
Severe storms in the Plains...Hail storms possible in the Appalachians.
It's going to be an active week with severe weather as it starts today in the High Plains and spreads east.
The severe weather will return to the western states Saturday...Temperatures are in the 90s once again for the Plains.
The heat in the Plains will hit record levels the next couple of days.....Rain along the coast might be heavy at times...Storms return to the West.
Heavy rain is coming up the coast while heat develops in the High Plains.