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One thing I neglected to mention about the pesky thorn in our side storm that's finally getting out of our hair now is that ... well, it's not quite out of our hair yet. It is generating rough surf and big swells all up and down the East Coast, all the way down into Florida where the water is actually warm enough to get in. Surfer dudes will be happy about that (those with a wet suit north of the Space Coast), but if you're down in Miami for Spring Break, you'd better be careful this weekend if you're going to get in the water.
The Southeast will be heating up over the next few days although Wednesday will still be nice for many. Another front moving in that's now over the Plains won't get as far south. Meanwhile, we have tropical troubles brewing.
A cold front currently moving in will send a much more comfortable air mass into much of the South for the first part of the workweek. Not everyone will see the relief as the front will stall along the Gulf Coast and then retreat starting at midweek. The tropical Atlantic is getting more active and there is at least one concern for the weekend and early next week.
A cold front moving in this weekend will get quite far to the south before stalling, leading to a stretch of nice days for many southerners early next week. We will see some more downpours in parts of Texas and Louisiana before the front retreats back to the north next week. The tropical Atlantic is getting more active so it's time to pay more attention to that!
Things will stay active in Texas for a while with a stationary front to sit there for a while, eventually a new cold front will move in and stall there, too. Farther east, the eastern end of the stationary front will start edging south again pushing the heat south and causing thunderstorms. Eventually a more substantial front will move in and bring real relief from the heat and humidity for the first time in quite a while.
The stationary front partly responsible for flooding rains west of the Mississippi will drift back to the north the next few days, but it will make some southward progress farther east. Meanwhile, we have a new depression to watch in the Atlantic!
A stationary front will combine with rich tropical moisture in place over areas from Texas to the middle Mississippi Valley to produce a lot of rain this week. Rain is lessening over Louisiana but won't let up completely for a couple more days. The tropics will stay mostly quiet through this week at least.