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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The heat is about to expand east again and this time not many places will see it get beaten back next week. Aside from one critter that may bring some rain to Texas, the tropics are quiet and will be for a while.
The weather pattern is changing to one that favors some lasting summertime heat ... now that summertime is nearing its end! For now, the tropics have turned quiet.
The tropics look less active over the next week or so but maybe not totally quiet. Meanwhile, the weather pattern is changing to one that favors a longer stretch of hot weather in the Southeast.
TD4 is the main item of interest now, I expect it to be a near miss for the Southeast Coast but that's not guaranteed. Meanwhile, cooler air is pushing into the Southeast while the heat hangs on for a while longer west of the Mississippi.
Two videos tonight, one for the tropics and especially the Atlantic situation. Meanwhile, the heat is about to get beaten back some in the Southeast while areas west of the Mississippi keep baking.
The heat in Texas and Oklahoma will expand east this week and there can be lots of rain in the battle zone between it and cooler air up north. Meanwhile, we have several tropical critters to watch.