Hurricane Fabio continues to churn over the Eastern Pacific and will take a northward turn by next week.
Most of the tropical systems that form near the Central America coast in the Eastern Pacific head out to sea. However, every once in a while a system manages to take a more northward run.
As high pressure over the West now shifts eastward, a dip in the jet stream will capture Fabio just enough to tug it northward, potentially near the coast of Baja California next week.
The good news is that Fabio will be weakening as it turns toward the coastline.
According to Tropical Weather Expert Dan Kottlowski, "Cooler waters in this region would lead to substantial weakening of Fabio. But, moisture from it could be drawn in across the Mexico province and perhaps part of the Southwest United States moving forward."
The Southwest could use any sort of non-flooding rainfall.
In the short term, monsoonal and recycled moisture will lead to localized drenching thunderstorms across the Southwest through the weekend.
The pattern will also drive humidity levels to beyond the uncomfortable range for many folks. The combination of extreme heat and humidity in the Southwest will make conditions dangerous for strenuous activity during the midday and afternoon hours.
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Flooding is a concern across southwest Mexico through midweek as Norbert moves just offshore.
Showers and thunderstorms will return to the Southwest late this week and could reach part of California.
The Alaskan wood frog, which freezes itself during the harsh winter months, can remain in an extreme frozen state far longer than researchers originally thought.
An area of low pressure will bring a threat of heavy rain and flooding to parts of southern Europe through the middle of the week.
A cold front swinging into the Northeast will bring the threat of severe weather to part of the region on Tuesday afternoon.
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