A different pattern this week

Good Monday to one and all. We have a much different pattern taking shape across the region for the week that’s kicking off today. It’s one that we have to watch the tropics for a possible impact on our weather in about a week or so.

Let’s begin with where we are today and roll forward. Highs will be back in the 80s with humidity levels coming down a bit. There’s still the chance for a few storms going up, especially across the eastern half of the state.

Here are your tracking tools for the day:

Tuesday is mainly dry, but a stray storm may still pop up.

We have a weak cold front marching in here late Wednesday, bringing a line of showers and storms with it. That action will hang around into early Thursday as temps come down just a bit. The temperature slide potential continues to wane as we watch for a possible tropical system in the Gulf. If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you know that tropical systems can significantly alter a pattern in our part of the world.

The likely Gulf system will develop from a non-tropical piece of energy diving southeast from the Tennessee Valley. The National Hurricane Center continues to track this well:

Once into the Gulf, we will have to wait and see how much it can strengthen and where it decides to go. The European Model continues to ramp it up and take it toward the central Gulf Coast by next weekend:

From there, the model then brings it back to where it all started:

That would certainly make for one interesting scenario for a system to do that kind of a loop, but it’s certainly possible.

Have a great day and take care.

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