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I sorta misspoke when talking about the MJO going through phases 8-1-2 in the coming days, it's actually more like Neutral Zone-weakly phase 1-robustly into phase 2.
This, by the way is entry 2,000 on the blog. Entry one was on February 17, 2006. Back in those days I usually rode a bike to work and actually talked about the weather up north more often.
While a surge of warmth is coming, so is more cold air. With the warmth comes the risk for severe weather to parts of the South.
Today, I'm answering a few questions about my polar vortex post from Saturday.
I have various geeky comments about the dreaded polar vortex for you today.
Cooler air is moving in for the weekend. After a brief warmup early next week, some seriously cold air is heading south starting at midweek.
The Pacific storm Vance is pumping moisture into a slow-moving Texas front, leading to lots of rain. Vance may contribute to a storm near the East Coast this weekend as colder air charges south again.
This week will start warm and dry, but a cold front will move in and bring some chilly air into the Southeast by the end of the week. The tropics are mainly quiet for now.