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Meteorology Monday: June 18 - June 23

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Compared to last week, this week is shaping up to be relatively quiet, but hot. 

One weather system will sweep through the country, bringing scattered showers and thunderstorms from the Northern Plains eastward into the New England area by Friday. Hot temperatures will be ahead of the cold front, affecting the Midwest on Monday and Tuesday, and then the Northeast on Wednesday and Thursday. Hot temperatures are also in store for the Southwest, with 110+ temperatures likely at PHX throughout the week. By the weekend, thunderstorms will linger along the East Coast, and the next system is likely to bring another round of thunderstorms to the Midwest.
Here are this week’s weather highlights:

  • Periods of thunderstorms will continue early this week across much of the Northern Plains (MSP, OMA, MCI, DSM, STL) on Monday and Tuesday, shifting eastward into the Great Lakes (MKE, MDW, GRR, FNT, DTW, IND, SDF, LEX, PIT, CMH, CLE, DAY, CAK) on Wednesday and Thursday. Another round of storms is expected Saturday into Sunday for the same regions. 
  • Occasional showers and thunderstorms are likely throughout the work week across parts of Texas (DAL, HOU, AUS, SAT, CRP, and HRL). Most numerous coverage is expected across the south part of the state.
  • After some showers around the PHL-BWI-DC area on Monday, a southerly flow ahead of a cold front will bring hot temperatures (mid-upper 90s) and plenty of moisture and humidity in the Northeast, Mid Atlantic, and Southeast on Wednesday and Thursday, helping to fuel the thunderstorms expected on Friday.
  • Isolated thunderstorms throughout the week along the Gulf Coast and Florida, with more coverage in Southern Florida.
  • An active next weekend is possible for DEN, as they have chances for thunderstorms throughout the weekend, mainly in the late afternoon/evening timeframe.  The main threat from nearby thunderstorms will be periodic, gusty winds from strong thunderstorm outflows.

Have a great week!

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