The wild times previously predicted are coming to pass. Sandy's center was about 20 miles northeast of Wildwood, NJ as I was recording this, perhaps 10 miles offshore from Sea Isle City. Enjoy that snow along the spine of the Appalachians the next 24-48 hours. One concern, it might be a little winder than we think across parts of the Southeast. Also, the next storm to deal with should reach the southern Plains this weekend.
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The heat is about to expand east again and this time not many places will see it get beaten back next week. Aside from one critter that may bring some rain to Texas, the tropics are quiet and will be for a while.
The weather pattern is changing to one that favors some lasting summertime heat ... now that summertime is nearing its end! For now, the tropics have turned quiet.
The tropics look less active over the next week or so but maybe not totally quiet. Meanwhile, the weather pattern is changing to one that favors a longer stretch of hot weather in the Southeast.
TD4 is the main item of interest now, I expect it to be a near miss for the Southeast Coast but that's not guaranteed. Meanwhile, cooler air is pushing into the Southeast while the heat hangs on for a while longer west of the Mississippi.
Two videos tonight, one for the tropics and especially the Atlantic situation. Meanwhile, the heat is about to get beaten back some in the Southeast while areas west of the Mississippi keep baking.
The heat in Texas and Oklahoma will expand east this week and there can be lots of rain in the battle zone between it and cooler air up north. Meanwhile, we have several tropical critters to watch.