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    Frank Strait

    Chasing Puddles

    5/08/2012, 5:35:50 PM
    10:45 p.m. Tuesday:

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    • Needed rain on the way to Florida

      A front causes severe storms, then cooler

      Frank Strait - February 21, 2017, 10:16:51 PM EST

      Unseasonable warmth ahead of a front that is moving through Thursday and Saturday will lead to some severe weather to deal with. At this point, I don't think the South will have many tornadoes to deal with, but there can be a few of them; damaging wind will be a threat. Behind the front will come a turn to more typical February temperatures. The Appalachians will even see some snow, though likely not a lot. The chilly air won't hang around long, though. A big surge of warmth is coming early next week with a potentially bigger severe weather event.

    • Flood threat Monday

      Warm all week, then cooler this weekend

      Frank Strait - February 20, 2017, 4:23:46 AM EST

      It will remain quite warm across the South this week. With a a springlike air mass in place, storm systems that move through will cause springlike storms. A cold front moving through at the end of the week will lead in cooler air for the weekend for most. Don't expect the cool air to stick around long, though.

    • Stormy in Texas Sunday

      Warm until next weekend, stormy Plains Sunday

      Frank Strait - February 18, 2017, 10:23:14 PM EST

      There's no cold air in sight, not until at least next weekend; so the warm spell is going to continue for a while. The strong storm system out in California will move into the Plains Sunday and cause some severe storms and flooding rains in parts of Texas and Oklahoma.

    • Here comes a warmup

      Warmth to build in the Plains and spread east

      Frank Strait - February 15, 2017, 10:17:43 PM EST

      A weak shot of chilly air has pushed in but it's pretty lame by February standards. It won't last long, either. A warmup starts Thursday and will expand east into the Southeast Friday through the weekend. The warm air is going to stick around for a while, too. It may be the end of the month before we see any real cold air coming down into the South again. It's too early to say winter's over, but it's very hard to get a big snowstorm down South once you get into March.

    • Stormy southern Plains

      A warm storm to move through, so severe weather instead of snow

      Frank Strait - February 13, 2017, 6:58:35 PM EST

      With mild air in place over most of the South, there is concern with a storm that's will move through over the next couple of days with severe thunderstorms rather than winter weather. Parts of Texas and the higher Appalachians will see limited amounts of snow, but that's it. No major cold is coming behind this storm. In fact, after a brief spell of somewhat chillier weather, the next several days look warm again.

    • Warming up early next week, turning stormy in some areas

      Chilly this weekend for some, warm for others; warmer and stormy early next week

      Frank Strait - February 03, 2017, 5:51:55 PM EST

      Much of the Southeast will be chilly Saturday but warmer air starts to return on Sunday. The first half of next week looks warm. A storm going by to our north will pull a cold front through the region Tuesday into Wednesday which will cause some rain and potentially severe thunderstorms. The end of next week looks colder again but how well the cold penetrates is in question.

    • Chillier air muscles in Friday

      Mostly quiet through this weekend, some areas stormy early next week

      Frank Strait - February 02, 2017, 6:00:55 PM EST

      Aside from a little rain along a stationary front and in parts of Texas, the next few days look mostly quiet, warm south of the front and seasonably chilly north. A major storm system will affect the eastern two-thirds of the nation early next week and bring some wet weather and maybe even strong thunderstorms to parts of the South.

    • Warming up starting Tuesday

      A front moving in will stall; toasty south, chilly north

      Frank Strait - January 30, 2017, 6:14:27 PM EST

      With a warming trend, it's looking quiet until a front moves in later this week. The front will stall for a while; it will stay warm south of the front while chilly air returns to the north. It still looks as though some sort of storm will ride along this front over the weekend to cause some snow and ice to the north, while it's just rain to the south with some thunderstorms possible.