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Meteorology Monday: August 13 - August 19

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More relief from the extremely hot temperatures is expected for much of the country.  One exception will be parts of the desert Southwest, as temperatures could reach into the 110s for the first half of this week.

The Midwest and Plains will see drops in temperatures as the week progresses.  Although it will be cooler, it still looks to be a fairly active thunderstorm week for the eastern half of the nation.  As for the tropics, they are looking quieter than last week with no imminent tropical systems anticipated in the nearterm.   

Here are this week’s weather highlights:

  • A rainy and stormy start to the week in the Midwest and Great Lakes, expected to improve by mid-week, before another round of thunderstorms move in Thursday and Friday (MDW, MKE, MSP, MCI, IND, SDF, DTW, CLE, CMH, DAY, CAK, FNT, GRR, PIT, and BUF).  Cool conditions as well for the Midwest and Great Lakes this week, with high temperatures dropping further into the low 70s this weekend.
  • A couple rounds of thunderstorms are expected for the Mid Atlantic and Northeast this week.  The first round of thunderstorms will be Tuesday & Wednesday ahead of and along a cold front.  Significant ATC impacts are expected, especially for some of our major stations on the East Coast—LGA , EWR, PHL, and BWI.  The next batch of showers and thunderstorms looks to hold off until the beginning of the weekend, Friday into Saturday (EWR, LGA, PHL, BWI, IAD, DCA, BOS, ISP, BDL, MHT, PVD, and ALB).
  • Typical daily thunderstorms expected across the Southeast, with better coverage of scattered thunderstorms ahead of a cold front pushing through early in the week at MSY, ATL, BHM, BNA, GSP, CHS, CLT, and RDU.  A wet week is ahead for much of the Florida, with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms– ECP, PNS, JAX, MCO, TPA, RSW, FLL, and PBI.
  • Somewhat of a break in the daily monsoon we have been seeing the last few weeks out west, with only isolated afternoon thunderstorms expected at LAS, PHX, and DEN through the week.  Temperatures are expected to rise into the 110s Tuesday and Wednesday for PHX.
  • The tropics currently look quiet with just a couple of tropical waves currently in the Caribbean.  These are not expected to turn into any major tropical storms this week or impact any of our stations.  However, we will keep an eye on them as they move south of Jamaica, towards the Yucatan.

Have an excellent week!

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