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Meteorology Monday: November 5 - November 11

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Well it looks to be another active weather week, as a couple of storms will dominate the weather across the country this week.  The two separate systems will split the country about in half as far as where and when the active weather ends up during the week.  The first half of the week will be dominated by a weather system that will move across the Southeast and then up into the Northeast, becoming another coastal storm mid week.  The good news is this system will be a few notches below what Hurricane Sandy was regarding the amount of impact in the Northeast.  That said, it will bring another dose of rain, wind, and general unpleasantness to a region that surely doesn’t need it.

That system will zip off the coast and out to sea by Friday, leaving a very nice weekend for much of the east.  Things will then be reversed, as the next storm moves into the west on Thursday night and especially Friday into next weekend.  After a warm and dry first half of the week, the west will get its turn with cooler temps, periods of rain across California into the Southwest, and snow showers at the inter-mountain stations.  By Sunday this system moves into the center of the country, likely bringing a round of strong T-storms with it into the Midwest and the Plains.

Here are this week’s weather highlights for various regions:

  • The coastal storm discussed above will cause Northeast impacts on Wed-Thu, with rain & low ceilings, gusty winds, and some inland snow mixed in as well.  While there could be some light accumulations at a couple of stations, we are not currently expecting this to b a significant snow producer for any of our stations…the rain & windy conditions will be the main issues (PHL, EWR, LGA, ISP, BWI, DCA, IAD, BOS, BDL, MHT, PVD, PWM). Those are the only days this week with any significant weather expected.
  • For the Southeast & Florida, showers on Monday & Tuesday; otherwise a great week is expected thereafter (ATL, BHM, MSY, CHS, MCO, TPA, PBI, FLL, PNS, ECP).
  • Rain at MDW Tuesday, with scattered showers also expected across the Great Lakes, and some snow showers also mixed in.  Then the next system from the west moves in next weekend.   A good part of the week looks to be quite nice (MDW, MKE, DSM, IND, SDF, CLE, CAK, CMH, DAY, GRR, FNT, DTW, PIT, BUF, ROC).
  • Scattered showers & storms across the south part of Texas to start the week Monday, mainly at HOU, followed by several very nice days.  By next weekend the western system is likely to bring a round of T-storms to the area (AUS, SAT, HOU, DAL, OKC, TUL).
  • Out west across CA and the Southwest, great weather the first half of the week.  Then by Thursday night there’s a chance for showers across most of CA, with increasing coverage of rain on Friday into Saturday.  It will also be breezy and cool across the region next weekend, with scattered rain showers at LAS & PHX, and snow showers at places including RNO, SLC, & GEG. 

Have a tremendous week!

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