Well, it's still pretty murky over parts of the Southeast this evening, but at least the sun finally came out farther west and warmed things up some today. Still, Raleigh's and Charlotte's high was more typical of early December. We should, however, finally get some sun into these areas tomorrow.
Not much has changed since yesterday. Two largely moisture starved fronts will cross the Southeast over the rest of the workweek, blunting the general warmup that we will see over the next few days. The coolest air will stay north although I remain concerned that the last high coming down will get wedged in Friday and perhaps Saturday in the Carolinas and Virginia.
The drier air is filtering into Florida, as promised. The state looks mostly rain free through Friday except for some easterly flow showers along the east side of the peninsula, mostly south of the Space Coast. South Florida will see an influx of moisture this weekend, areas farther north likely stay dry.
No significant moisture should reach the Southeast until at least Sunday, Monday for some areas.
West of the Mississippi, things will be different. Fronts are only going to get so far south and west before stalling because of and upper ridge of high pressure that will grow over Texas this week and then drift eastward. Persistent southeasterly winds in this area will gradually moisten things up and warm things up as well. It will be almost summery in a lot of Texas, but farther north and east it can get unsettled as the fronts move in and stall. There can even be a few strong storms in Oklahoma and Arkansas.
The main concern remains the storm we'll be dealing with this weekend, though. Currently, it's spinning west of San Francisco and through Thursday, it will mosey it's way southward and then eastward through the deserts. It will start to cause problems in Texas and Oklahoma Friday afternoon with some severe storms breaking out, but I think the worst of the severe weather is going to hit Saturday in the Plains. The area from North Texas to eastern Kansas and western Missouri will be the main area to worry about, and I fear that tornadoes will be included.
We still have a few tropical critters to watch, too.
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Most of the South looks tranquil and warm again for the next few days, though cooler air will keep trying to muscle in near the East Coast. A cold front will move in starting at midweek to produce limited rain chances for some. There are still some things to keep an eye on in the tropics, including a new tropical storm in the East Pacific.
Cooler and drier air has settled in for the weekend. Next week, it warms up with limited moisture return ahead of the next front moving in. There are two items of interest in the tropics currently.
The warm to hot and dry weather continues until midweek, then a front moves through later in the workweek followed by cooler and more comfortable air. We also still have a couple of tropical concerns, too, one close to home.
While not totally quiet, the weather across the south looks mostly dry and warm, even summery, through the middle of next week. Starting around Wednesday and going through the end of next week, it looks much more stormy.
Most of the South will stay dry through the middle of next week, which is good for some and not so good for others. After that, a more unsettled stretch will get underway.
Most of the Southeast looks dry though this weekend while the southern plains will see a few rain opportunities. Nicole is heading toward Bermuda and could be a bad hurricane for them.