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Meteorology Monday: September 10 - September 16

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After an active week last week, we are expecting this week to be much quieter weather-wise.  

Tropical Storm Leslie has moved away from Bermuda, and no more major, imminent tropical storms are expected to impact any of our stations this week.  After a pretty nasty line of storms came through the Northeast last weekend, it has dried out since then, and the Northeast will remain high and dry for most of the week.  Monsoonal moisture, however, is causing decent coverage of showers and thunderstorms in the Southwest for the start of the week, but quickly moves out by mid-week, as the front takes the moisture eastward.  The central part of the country is in good shape until about Thursday, when they will see shower and thunderstorm activity into the first part of the weekend.

Here are this week’s weather highlights:

  • Beautiful weather is expected for the Northeast this week, with dry conditions and comfortable high temperatures in the upper 70s and lower 80s.  The next shot for precipitation will be either Sunday or early next week.
  • A nice week ahead for the Southeast too, including ATL, with thunderstorms staying confined to the Gulf coast and Florida until the weekend.   The chance for isolated thunderstorms returns for the region Saturday and Sunday.
  • A system will bring a shot for some much needed rain to the central and southern Plains down into Texas Thursday into Saturday, including DAL, OKC, TUL, ICT, OMA, MCI, & DSM.  The best coverage of storms is likely to be in Oklahoma, West Texas (Thu), and North Texas (Fri).
  • It’s a sunny start of the week for the Midwest (including MDW and MKE), with scattered showers moving in Thursday into Saturday.
  • Amplified monsoonal moisture is the cause for the increased thunderstorm activity in the Southwest early this week.  Expect scattered thunderstorms around some of our large stations (LAS, PHX) into Tuesday.  Moisture will transition over to the DEN area Tuesday night, bringing an increased threat for thunderstorm activity, before improvement late week.

Have an excellent week!

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