Sandy is going to put a hurting on a large part of the U. S. over the next several days. If you're fortunate enough to be only brushed or completely missed by the storm, consider yourself fortunate. For what it's worth, across the South the weather looks very quiet for several days once Sandy gets out of the way.
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The weather pattern will remain favorable for wet but maybe not as wet weather in the Southern Plains while the Southeast gradually moistens up. Time to take a peek a the tropics again, too.
A minor change in the upper level pattern will give the southern Plains a brief respite from the heavy rains, which will shift to the east somewhat. Eventually, we'll moisten up much of the Southeast as a result.
Subtle changes over the next few days will lead to the worst of the rain and storms to shift east a little for a while. That's good because the southern Plains have had more than their fair share.
More soaking rains and severe storms are coming to Oklahoma and Texas in the coming days, while parts of the Southeast are barely able to buy a drop.
The setup remains favorable for wind, hail and flood producing thunderstorms to hit Texas and Oklahoma. Meanwhile, the Southeast will stay relatively quiet through this weekend.
More waves of rain and severe storms will hit west of the Mississippi the next several days while cooler air gets directed into the Southeast.