I'm dedicating all my time today to Erika, who seems to aspire to be the Laurel Thatcher Ulrich of the tropical cyclone world. Hopefully, I seem insightful and not as crazy as I fear I do.
High pressure nosing in will bring nice weather to much of the South for the next few days. Florida stays fairly active, though, and tropical moisture moving in plus possible Erika effects means Florida gets even wetter starting this weekend.
A string of quiet and pleasant days are coming for many. But, an influx of tropical moisture is coming to some areas this weekend and we have to watch a developing system in the Atlantic.
High pressure nosing into parts of the Southeast will lead to a nice weekend, while typical August heat reigns elsewhere with fairly typical afternoon thunderstorm coverage.
More soaking rains will affect parts of the South this week as a front moves into a soupy air mass. Meanwhile, we're following Danny move across the middle of the tropical Atlantic.
A front is about to move into a soupy air mass, resulting in thunderstorms. Some storms will be severe and some soaking rains may lead to flooding. There are critters to track in the tropics, too.
A front moving into an increasingly steamy air mass over the South will produce thunderstorms this week and likely some bad ones. We have items of interest in both Pacific and Atlantic basins, too.
With the hot air shifting out of the areas west of the Mississippi and areas east moistening up, we're looking at typical August weather for a while. The tropics are starting to look more active, that's normal for this time of year, too.
The heat will get even more tolerable in Texas while some moisture starts to increase through the Mississippi Valley. There are signs of life in the tropical Pacific and perhaps eventually in the Atlantic, too.
As the upper ridge that is bringing stifling heat to areas west of the Mississippi shifts to the Four Corners, the heat eases. Areas farther east see a spell of nice weather though it looks as though Florida gets wet again.