Severe weather will be the main weather worry for us this weekend. Spotty storms in West Texas overnight will spread east into Oklahoma and North Texas tomorrow. The worst of the tornado threat looks to be Saturday afternoon and night spreading east into Arkansas. The area between the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys appears to be the main area of concern for Sunday (though severe storms can hit north and south of there, too). Even on Monday, there can be some big storms from the Virginia Tidewater south to the Grand Strand ... farther west if the front ends up being slower than the models are showing.
The good news is that this storm crossing the eastern part of the country over the weekend will keep newly-formed Rafael well east of the East Coast. Unfortunately, it could be another hit for Bermuda.
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Several more hot days are ahead in Texas while the weather pattern continues to favor fronts to push into the Southeast and keeping the heat from getting out of hand for most places. In the tropics, the only feature of interest is near Florida while East Pacific critters are staying well out to sea.
Hot high pressure aloft will hold on over Texas and adjacent states through the weekend. Fronts will continue to push into the Southeast and stall.
The heat goes on in Texas while other areas see a break at times over the next week. Florida is getting a nice soaking that is generally wanted and needed.
West of the Mississippi the heat gets worse this weekend while farther east it's not too bad. Get ready for soaking rains in parts of Florida. Heat will expand east again soon.
The heat has backed off a little back in Texas but it comes back even worse the rest of the workweek into the weekend. In the Southeast, the heat is easing and the break will continue for a while.
The heat won't ease any time soon in Texas but the Southeast will be catching a break. The tropics remain mostly quiet.