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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A tornado threat continues into this evening in parts of the Southeast. Storms will parts of the Southeast again tomorrow. After that, storms become more of a concern west of the Mississippi.
The front leading the next hyped cool shot into the Southeast will push through Sunday through Monday with some nasty thunderstorms for some. Look for the front to get stuck in Texas and Florida next week.
One front moving in is causing some rough weather in the Southeast today. Look for more big storms as another cool front moves in early next week, leading more unusual cool south.
High heat has a foothold west of the Mississippi but will struggle to surge east. Eventually, the heat will get beaten down even in much of Texas.
We're returning to more typical summertime weather with Texas hot and the Southeast steamy with spotty thunderstorms. The tropics remain quiet except for Wali's remains affecting Hawaii.
As the wet weather shifts east, the heat will build back west of the Mississippi again ... not that it won't warm back up in the Southeast, too. The tropics remain quiet except out by Hawaii.