7:00 AM | Long stretch of nice weather begins today...active tropics could result in tremendous rainfall for Texas/Louisiana

7:00 AM | Long stretch of nice weather begins today...active tropics could result in tremendous rainfall for Texas/Louisiana

A cold front is pushing through the region at this time and its passage will usher in much more comfortable air for the rest of the week.  In fact, as strong Canadian high pressure expands eastward from the Great Lakes region into the Northeast US, we’ll experience nice weather right through the upcoming weekend and into the early part of next week.  Elsewhere, the tropics are quite active and one system could have a major impact on Texas and Louisiana over the next several days with tremendous flooding potential and another one is likely to produce heavy rainfall along the Southeast US coastline from Florida to North Carolina.

7:00 AM | Long stretch of more comfortable weather begins later today...active tropics could result in tremendous rainfall for Texas/Louisiana

7:00 AM | Long stretch of more comfortable weather begins later today...active tropics could result in tremendous rainfall for Texas/Louisiana

A cold front is pushing through the region at this time and its passage will usher in much more comfortable air for the rest of the week.  In fact, as strong Canadian high pressure expands eastward from the Great Lakes region into the Northeast US, we’ll experience nice weather right through the upcoming weekend and into the early part of next week.  Elsewhere, the tropics are quite active and one system could have a major impact on Texas and Louisiana over the next several days with tremendous flooding potential and another one is likely to produce heavy rainfall along the Southeast US coastline from Florida to North Carolina.

7:00 AM | Long stretch of nice weather coming here...active tropics could result in tremendous rainfall for Texas/Louisiana

7:00 AM | Long stretch of nice weather coming here...active tropics could result in tremendous rainfall for Texas/Louisiana

A cold front is pushing through the region at this time and its passage will usher in much more comfortable air for the rest of the week.  In fact, as strong Canadian high pressure expands eastward from the Great Lakes region into the Northeast US, we’ll experience nice weather right through the upcoming weekend and into the early part of next week.  Elsewhere, the tropics are quite active and one system could have a major impact on Texas and Louisiana over the next several days with tremendous flooding potential and another one is likely to produce heavy rainfall along the Southeast US coastline from Florida to North Carolina.

7:00 AM | Tropical concerns...one system could dump tremendous rainfall on Texas/Louisiana and another could result in heavy rainfall along the Southeast US coastline from Florida to North Carolina

7:00 AM | Tropical concerns...one system could dump tremendous rainfall on Texas/Louisiana and another could result in heavy rainfall along the Southeast US coastline from Florida to North Carolina

The tropics are currently quite active with one system likely to have a major impact on Texas and Louisiana in coming days with tremendous rainfall and another system sitting just off the southeast coast of Florida.  It is this second system that we’ll have to monitor closely in the near term as it will bring deep moisture into Florida and be a slow-mover. Conditions will also become more favorable for intensification over the next few days which could result in heavy rainfall anywhere along the Southeast US coastline from Florida to North Carolina.

7:00 AM | Tropics are active with two systems to monitor

7:00 AM | Tropics are active with two systems to monitor

The tropics are currently quite active with one system likely to have a major impact on Texas and Louisiana in coming days with tremendous rainfall potential and another system sitting right near the coast of Florida. Both systems will have to be monitored closely over the next several days. The first system could eventually make a turn to the northeast and impact this area after likely pounding Texas and Louisiana with heavy rainfall. The second wave will probably be a slow-mover and undergo some intensification in coming days right near the Southeast US coastline.

1:30 PM | *Two tropical systems to monitor…one poses a big threat to Texas…the second could impact the Southeast US coastline*

1:30 PM | *Two tropical systems to monitor…one poses a big threat to Texas…the second could impact the Southeast US coastline*

From a climatological point-of-view, tropical activity tends to ramp up in the Atlantic Basin during the month of August as sea surface temperatures climb towards their highest levels of the year. In fact, sea surface temperatures currently are generally warmer-than-normal in the all-important tropical breeding grounds of the western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Indeed, there are now two tropical systems to closely monitor over the next several days with one over the Yucatan Peninsula region of Mexico and the other near the northwestern side of the Bahamas Island chain. The system over the Yucatan Peninsula poses a big threat to Texas in coming days and the system near the east coast of Florida poses a threat to the Southeast US coastline from Florida to North Carolina.

7:00 AM | More comfortable air mass to come for the latter half of the week

7:00 AM | More comfortable air mass to come for the latter half of the week

High pressure ridging will weaken today and a broad trough of low pressure will swing towards the region from the Upper Midwest. The combination of an advancing frontal system and a moist air mass will raise the chances for showers and thunderstorms overnight and especially on Wednesday.  Following the passage of the frontal system, temperatures will trend downward during the second half of the week to quite comfortable levels for late August.

7:00 AM | *Another round of showers and storms and then a long stretch of nice weather coming to the Mid-Atlantic region*

7:00 AM | *Another round of showers and storms and then a long stretch of nice weather coming to the Mid-Atlantic region*

A cold front will arrive tonight and this system will likely bring us another round of showers and thunderstorms.  Any storm that forms along the frontal boundary zone later today or tonight can be on the strong side with heavy rain, gusty winds and frequent lightning.  Canadian high pressure will then build into the Mid-Atlantic region on Wednesday and it will produce a long stretch of nice weather lasting right into the early part of next week.

7:00 AM | *One more round of showers and storms and then a long stretch of nice weather coming to the Mid-Atlantic region*

7:00 AM | *One more round of showers and storms and then a long stretch of nice weather coming to the Mid-Atlantic region*

A cold front will arrive tonight and this system will bring us another round of showers and thunderstorms.  Any storm that forms along the frontal boundary zone later today or tonight can be on the strong side with heavy rain, gusty winds and frequent lightning.  Canadian high pressure will then build into the Mid-Atlantic region on Wednesday and it will produce a long stretch of nice weather lasting right into the early part of next week.