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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.
Two separate storms will affect the South through Monday then there is a potential big storm to deal with right before Christmas.
The weather pattern is turning to a wetter and stormier one. Eventually, it will get colder, too, but not for another week or so.
The situation is complicated and there is uncertainty but it look as though some good rain and even some snow late this week and this weekend for much of the South.
A storm moving into Texas and Oklahoma tomorrow will cause thunderstorms and some may be severe. There is a slight concern for severe weather Tuesday in the lower Mississippi Valley, too.
While we remain in a relatively tranquil setup, we will have one storm system to deal with starting Sunday and another next week.
Storms have consequences beyond their direct impacts. The storm up north this week will direct chilly air into the South and lock it in place for most of the week.