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Meteorology Monday: September 24 - September 30

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It is officially Fall, and the weather is beginning to show it! Cooler temperatures and even frost have made their way into the Great Lakes early this week, due to a strong “clipper” system from Canada over the weekend. 

A wet week is ahead for parts of the U.S. moving into the last week of September, as a system is expected to stall out in the heart of the country early this week and bring some much-needed rain to the Plains and Ohio Valley. The Northeast looks to remain dry until Late Tuesday night into Wednesday, when they will see their first chance for some shower activity. Then they will likely clear out, before another system will bring back the chance for showers this weekend.

We are on the downward side of the seasonal peak in the hurricane season, with nothing currently active or imminent on the Atlantic side. However, over in the Pacific, one storm we are watching is Hurricane Miriam. As of right now, we expect Miriam to make landfall in Mexico well to the north of Cabo (SJD) on the Baja Peninsula, with no operational impact expected to the station. 

Here are this week’s weather highlights:

  • The system that stalls out in the central part of the country will become a rain maker for the Plains, Midwest, and Ohio Valley starting Monday night and continuing most of the week. For most places in these areas it will be welcome rain, as some spots could receive more than three inches. Expect some T-storms at times along with the rain showers (MCI, STL, ICT, BKG, IND, SDF, CLE, CAK, CMH, DAY, PIT).
  • For the Northeast, expect shower activity throughout the day Wednesday, with a break at the end of the work week. However, another system will move in this weekend and bring scattered showers into Sunday (BWI, PHL, EWR, LGA, DCA, IAD, ISP, BOS, BDL, MHT, PVD).
  • Looks like a quiet weather week for the Southeast, including ATL, as most of the showers and T-storms should remain along the Gulf Coast and Florida. However, ATL, BHM, JAN, MSY, ECP, PNS, & JAX could see some isolated showers and T-storms by Saturday and Sunday. 
  • In the West, an active work week is expected for DEN. There is a chance for showers and T-storms most every day through Friday, with some drying out just in time for the weekend.
  • Looks like a precipitation-free week this week at MDW, as they enjoy some seasonal fall weather.

Have an excellent week!

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