***This story has been updated.***
The same general area of disturbed weather in the Caribbean that seeded Beryl could attempt to produce yet another tropical system this week.
An area of moisture and weak low pressure remains over the western Caribbean.
Indications are that a system will try to drift northward out of the mass of clouds, showers and thunderstorms as the week progresses.
However, steering winds may initially allow this particular feature to drift much farther west, when compared to the early stages of Beryl.
This feature could travel up over the northwestern Caribbean, near the western tip of Cuba and perhaps into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico.
The track, organization and strength of this feature will depend largely on the timing of a dip in the jet stream (trough) forecast to roll across the interior United States later this week. A trough is a zone of harsh upper-level winds that can destroy an organized tropical system or prevent its formation.
If the system steadily drifts northward ahead of the trough, it would not only be whisked quickly to the northeast, but it would also experience significant wind shear, limiting strength of the system.
If the system lingers at southern latitudes and misses being picked up by the trough over the U.S., there may be some room for strengthening toward next weekend.
The system appears to be currently experiencing some modest wind shear in the western Caribbean, due to a weak trough near Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
The next name on the list of tropical storms in the Atlantic Basin is Chris.
This story was originally published on Monday, May 28, 2012.
The weather pattern that delivered drenching rain and flooding to Texas and the southern Plains during May will soak the Southeast states for the next week or two.
Accompanying the start of Meteorological Summer will be wet weather and the risk of flooding in the Northeast as well as unseasonably cool conditions in New England.
A brief period of tranquil weather will occur across the United Kingdom and neighboring northern Europe during the middle of the week.
June through August will feature the return of needed rain and mountain snow to central Chile. Meanwhile, dryness will persist across drought-stricken northern Brazil.
Andres remains a major hurricane over the open Pacific Ocean while Blanca continues to strengthen closer to Mexico.
Rockaway, NJ (1915)
Snow showers reported by press (Morris County).
Alexandria, VA (1945)
Severe thunderstorm dropped hailstones the size of oranges in a 20 x 40 mile area, shattering 14,000 window panes.
Scorching temperatures in South Carolina and Georgia. Charleston set an all-time record high of 106 while Savannah set an all-time record for June of 104.