Much of the South active, tropics to play a role
By Frank Strait, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
9/01/2018, 6:31:28 PM
The Tropical Atlantic is getting more active with one tropical storm to track, and another feature to watch for possible development as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico the next few days. Tropical Storm Florence likely will stay away from North America, but the other feature headed into the Gulf of Mexico will at least cause some soaking rains in Florida and the lower Mississippi Valley. Farther west in Texas and Oklahoma, it looks fairly active as well, especially in West Texas, with the doors open to moisture flowing in out of the tropics and an upper trough over the Four Corners having some influence. One area that looks quieter, though, is the East Coast from the Carolinas north to the Mason-Dixon Line. In that area, an upper-level ridge will keep suppressing the usual afternoon thunderstorms and leading to summery heat and humidity until the ridge weakens later next week. So, there are a lot of different weather regimes to talk about!
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Frank Strait - February 10, 2019, 8:12:29 PM EST
A couple of storms will affect the South this week; both will cause heavy rain where it isn't needed.
Frank Strait - February 09, 2019, 6:37:44 PM EST
Not much in the way of snow or ice across the South this week as warmth surges north ahead of approaching storms.
Frank Strait - January 27, 2019, 7:58:20 PM EST
Frank Strait - December 16, 2018, 7:28:09 AM EST
It will stay quiet across the South until midweek, then a new storm will push through and cause a soaking rain and locally gusty storms over much of the Southeast again.
Frank Strait - December 10, 2018, 8:26:08 PM EST
A storm moving in later this week will cause heavy rain that can lead to flooding, especially in areas that had very heavy snow this past weekend.