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Meteorology Monday: April 16 - April 23

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After a very active weekend of severe weather, which saw many significant tornadoes across the Plains and Midwest, things are in the process of transitioning to a calmer pattern for much of this week.  However, during the transition to this less active pattern, there will still be plenty of strong winds and maybe a few more severe storms to contend with on Monday. 

Once we get into the middle part of the week, there will only be a small area (the coastal Southeast) with a chance for severe weather, while many locations across the country, including the Northeast, Florida, and Texas across to California, will all enjoy very pleasant conditions.  By next weekend, there will be a return to a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms across much of the eastern half of the nation.

Here are this week’s weather highlights:

  • Widespread showers and thunderstorms will impact the Texas Gulf Coast to start the week.  Heavy rain and possibly some strong storms will affect HOU, CRP, HRL, and eventually MSY on Monday and Tuesday.
  • As this past weekend’s strong storm system moves into the Midwest and Great Lakes, it will be very windy in these areas on Monday.  Westerly winds will be gusting to 30-40 knots, and in some cases, possibly even higher (MDW, MKE, IND, DAY, CMH, CLE, CAK, GRR, DTW, FNT, PIT, BUF, ROC).
  • Scattered showers and thunderstorms will accompany a cold front as it moves slowly east into the Ohio Valley and the Southeast the first half of the week.  This will likely bring some impact to ATL at times during the Monday-to-Wednesday timeframe, with additional scattered showers and thunderstorms expected next weekend as well.
  • Expect very nice weather for the Northeast, from the BWI/DC area up into NYC and New England through the work week, before some isolated to scattered showers and storms impact the region next weekend.
  • Mostly clear conditions and warming temperatures will prevail through the week from west Texas, across the Southwest, and into California.  By the end of the week, high temperatures at PHX will likely approach 100 degrees for the first time this season!
Enjoy the week!

If you have any questions, please e-mail the Meteorology-DG.

This information is not intended for dispatching purposes.