The tropics on our side of the world are very quiet right now, here are some of the reasons why.
The heat is done for a long while. Regular fronts moving through parts of the south will cause stormy spells with some areas more favored than others.
Today will be the last day of extreme heat in the Southeast as cooler air is headed south, the front leading it causing drama along the way. That front will lead to more soakings in parts of Texas.
Intense heat will continue in the Southeast the rest of the workweek with typical heat back in Texas and Oklahoma. Cooler air will arrive this weekend and there will be some drama during the transition to cooler.
The rest of the workweek looks hot in the Southeast and even in much of the area west of the Mississippi, too. But a coming change in the weather pattern will bring relief!
The Southeast will remain hot until next weekend, while the heat gradually builds west of the Mississippi. It looks as though cooler air may move in next weekend.
Heat in the Southeast will fluctuate over the next 7-10 days but there will be no real break in it. As Bill gets out of the way and it dries out west of the Mississippi, heat will build there.
Bill has flooded Texas and will flood parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas. Meanwhile, the intense heat in the Southeast will last for quite a while.
Here's more on the surge of tropical moisture and maybe a tropical cyclone headed to areas west of the Mississippi as well as the heat coming to the Southeast (and Pennsylvania).
An upper trough over the southern high plains will pull tropical moisture into the area west of the Mississippi, causing flooding rains. An upper ridge over the Southeast will promote heat.