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As the eastern upper trough lifts out this week, heat will build across the South. We're still a week or so away from having any tropical troubles to be concerned about.
Hotter weather is coming next week as the upper trough over the eastern states retreats. However, the heat doesn't look as severe nor long-lasting in the Southeast this time.
The storm track will stay stuck between I-40 and the Mason-Dixon Line for a while, leading to a stormy pattern with severe storm and flood concerns. Typical summer heat and humidity elsewhere!
A front will spend most of the next week stalled across the area between I-40 and the Mason Dixon Line, so that area will stay unsettled. Farther south, hotter times are ahead, but no extreme heat.
The tropics on our side of the world are very quiet right now, here are some of the reasons why.
The heat is done for a long while. Regular fronts moving through parts of the south will cause stormy spells with some areas more favored than others.