We have been saying that mid-August was the start of the tropical blast and it's starting to look that way. First of all, we have a big high coming down into the eastern U.S. late next week. Highs of that nature add spin into the old fronts and can spin up a storm along the front. So right now, I am watching the area off the Southeast coast and the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
Secondly, the GFS is suggesting the dry, dusty air in the tropics ends, and the African wave train can get going, producing possible storms after Aug. 16.
I do think that once things get going, we are going to have about a four- to six-week period of storms to deal with before the tropics shut down in October.
Watch the flood threat across the Northeast and the Tennessee Valley today. Rain could get serious in some areas causing flash flooding and damage.
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Storm is coming up the coast but will only skirt New England. Heat follows into the East.
Florida gets drenched and the same storm skirts New England
The same storm that produces severe weather will produce a major storm this weekend.
The stormy weather pattern today will turn into a chilly blocking pattern this weekend.