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  • Pleasant stretch ending, tropical troubles starting

    August 24, 2016; 12:30 AM ET

    The Southeast will be heating up over the next few days although Wednesday will still be nice for many. Another front moving in that's now over the Plains won't get as far south. Meanwhile, we have tropical troubles brewing.

  • Nice for most through midweek, but watching for tropical troubles

    August 21, 2016; 7:15 PM ET

    A cold front currently moving in will send a much more comfortable air mass into much of the South for the first part of the workweek. Not everyone will see the relief as the front will stall along the Gulf Coast and then retreat starting at midweek. The tropical Atlantic is getting more active and there is at least one concern for the weekend and early next week.

  • A front moving in will bring many relief from the heat

    August 20, 2016; 7:00 PM ET

    A cold front moving in this weekend will get quite far to the south before stalling, leading to a stretch of nice days for many southerners early next week. We will see some more downpours in parts of Texas and Louisiana before the front retreats back to the north next week. The tropical Atlantic is getting more active so it's time to pay more attention to that!

  • Wet stretch in Texas to continue, fronts to eventually cool the Southeast

    August 17, 2016; 9:00 PM ET

    Things will stay active in Texas for a while with a stationary front to sit there for a while, eventually a new cold front will move in and stall there, too. Farther east, the eastern end of the stationary front will start edging south again pushing the heat south and causing thunderstorms. Eventually a more substantial front will move in and bring real relief from the heat and humidity for the first time in quite a while.

  • Soaking rains shift north, Southeast heat to get squeezed

    August 17, 2016; 12:00 AM ET

    The stationary front partly responsible for flooding rains west of the Mississippi will drift back to the north the next few days, but it will make some southward progress farther east. Meanwhile, we have a new depression to watch in the Atlantic!

  • More flooding concerns this week as heat eases in parts of the Southeast

    August 14, 2016; 7:00 PM ET

    A stationary front will combine with rich tropical moisture in place over areas from Texas to the middle Mississippi Valley to produce a lot of rain this week. Rain is lessening over Louisiana but won't let up completely for a couple more days. The tropics will stay mostly quiet through this week at least.

  • East Texas and Louisiana floods, Southeast hot

    August 13, 2016; 12:00 AM ET

    Areas west of the Mississippi will trade intense heat for rains this weekend, for some heavy enough to cause flooding. The Southeast will stay hot and steamy this weekend, then a front will move in to bring some soaking rains for some but the Deep South will stay hot and steamy for several more days.

  • Texas heat relief, Southeast to heat up, tropics mainly quiet

    August 12, 2016; 12:15 AM ET

    A front will push well south into Texas to bring some heat relief in this weekend, hooray! However, tropical moisture streaming in will combine with the front to produce some big rains. This same front will sit across the middle Mississippi Valley over toward the Mason-Dixon Line and keep that area unsettled as well. Meanwhile, much of the Southeast will heat up again. Eventually, the front looks to push farther south toward the Tennessee Valley and Carolinas toward the middle of next week.

  • Southeast flood risk, Texas heat wave, watching tropical critters

    August 6, 2016; 7:15 PM ET

    Parts of the Southeast will get soaked and potentially flooded through the first half of next week while it remains hot and mainly rain-free in Oklahoma and Texas. A few areas toward the Mason-Dixon Line will get a spell of nice weather the next couple of days.

  • Hot west, wet east, tropics mostly quiet

    August 5, 2016; 7:00 PM ET

    Simmering summer doldrums be the rule for most of Texas and Oklahoma for the next several days. Meanwhile, the confluence of multiple weather systems across the Southeast will keep the weather fairly active there. The tropics look mostly quiet for the next week but there are some potential twists to talk about.

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