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Meteorology Monday: October 15 - October 21

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It was a stormy weekend for the central part of the country as a strong system pushed through the Great Lakes, bringing storms all the way down into the South. This week, it looks to be another typical fall week.  Temperatures will be around normal and rather seasonal. 

The system from the weekend will push through the Northeast Monday.  However, another strong cold front is expected to develop mid-week and will likely create more storms for parts of the Midwest down into Texas, the Southeast, and the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast early this weekend. 

Tropical Storm Rafael developed just north of San Juan over the weekend and continues to move northward.  Currently, we are expecting minimal impact to Bermuda as Rafael skims the east side of the island sometime overnight on Tuesday.   We are also monitoring Hurricane Paul out in the Pacific, but it currently looks to have no impact on any of our stations. 

Here are this week’s weather highlights:

  • A wet start to the week for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic as a cold front brings showers and low ceilings Monday.  High pressure will dry them out until Thursday, but another system is expected to develop in the central plains mid-week and begin to impact the Northeast Thursday night into the weekend with more showers (BWI, PHL, EWR, LGA, DCA, IAD, ISP, BOS, BDL, MHT, PVD).
  • Showers across the Midwest and Great Lakes at times this week, with showers and some T-storms most likely Wednesday and possibly Thursday.  Lingering showers likely Friday in the Great Lakes  (MDW, MKE, DSM, IND, SDF, CLE, CAK, CMH, DAY, GRR, FNT, DTW, PIT, BUF, ROC).
  • The Southeast is expected to become active again around mid-week, when a strong cold front is expected to bring decent rainfall with showers and T-storms Wednesday night into Friday (ATL, BHM,  ECP, PNS, GSP, CHS, CLT, RDU).
  • North and West Texas looks to remain mostly dry this week.  However, for South and East Texas, scattered showers & T-storms are likely to begin Tuesday, and developing into more T-storms Wednesday and Thursday, especially along the Gulf Coast (AUS, SAT, HOU, CRP, HRL).
  • Sunny and seasonal in the West, including DEN.  The only exception being the Pacific Northwest, with periods of showers on and off this week.
Have a wonderful week!

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