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Meteorology Monday: July 16 - July 22

Explorer A

A stormy week is ahead for much of the country as we move through the middle part of the summer season. 

Scattered thunderstorms are likely across the Midwest, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic as a result of a cold front dropping down from Canada.  Typical afternoon scattered thunderstorms are expected in the Southeast and Florida throughout the week.  Meanwhile, the southern part of Texas will see more showers and thunderstorms this week, while continued moisture present in parts of the Southwest will help fuel isolated to scattered storms.  Heat and humidity begin to build in the Northern Plains and Midwest early this week, shifting eastward into the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast Tuesday and Wednesday.

Here are this week’s weather highlights:

  • The southeastern part of Texas will continue to get some much needed rain the first half of the week.  Coverage is not quite as good as last week, but daily isolated to scattered thunderstorms are likely for HOU, CRP, AUS, SAT, and HRL. 
  • The Midwest will be hot and humid for the next couple of days, helping to fuel thunderstorms along a cold front sweeping down from Canada mid-week.  This will make things active with scattered thunderstorms around the area Tuesday into Wednesday.  While there may be a few thunderstorms in the Ohio Valley on Friday, it is otherwise shaping up to be a mostly dry weekend for these areas.
  • Heat and humidity will move into the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region on Tuesday and Wednesday (BWI, DC, PHL, NYC, and BOS).  As the cold front pushes southward, scattered thunderstorms are expected for the entire Northeast and Mid-Atlantic (including the NYC-BWI-DC metros) on Wednesday.  The weekend looks to remain dry from the DC area northward into New England.
  • Across the Southeast down into Florida, typical afternoon and evening scattered showers and thunderstorms look likely through most of the week and next weekend—ATL, BHM, HSV, BNA, MEM, LIT, JAN, MSY, GSP, CLT, CHS, MCO, TPA, RSW, SRQ, PBI, FLL, EYW, ECP, PNS, and JAX.
  • The monsoon moisture plume coming up from Mexico continues to bring scattered to numerous thunderstorms to parts of the Southwest northward into the Rockies this week.   Most activity will be centered east of PHX and West of ABQ and DEN.  However, DEN has a good chance to see scattered thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday, with an isolated thunderstorm threat into Wednesday. 
  • Have a wonderful week!
This information is not intended for dispatching purposes.