A storm now in Texas will lead to severe weather and soaking downpours across the South through tomorrow. We may have a Yankee Screamer storm to deal with by Wednesday, but much of the South will be quiet next week.
While a surge of warmth is coming, so is more cold air. With the warmth comes the risk for severe weather to parts of the South.
Today, I'm answering a few questions about my polar vortex post from Saturday.
I have various geeky comments about the dreaded polar vortex for you today.
Cooler air is moving in for the weekend. After a brief warmup early next week, some seriously cold air is heading south starting at midweek.
The Pacific storm Vance is pumping moisture into a slow-moving Texas front, leading to lots of rain. Vance may contribute to a storm near the East Coast this weekend as colder air charges south again.
This week will start warm and dry, but a cold front will move in and bring some chilly air into the Southeast by the end of the week. The tropics are mainly quiet for now.
With the weather pattern blocked up, most of the South will be quiet through this weekend. But a storm up north will cause a few problems and a Gulf storm will cause a few big problems.
Gonzalo and Ana are moving on while Trudy's remains may spawn an Atlantic development, definitely some wet weather for South Florida. Otherwise, cooler air will stay near the East Coast while other areas are mostly nice.
A couple of waves of cooler air will push into the South through the middle of next week, but there will not be much rain. The tropics, however, remain active with three storms to deal with.