A slow-moving storm system will bring another soaking rain to a lot of the South Friday through early next week. After that, a front will bring one more chance for rain late next week followed by the first real cold spell of the season next weekend. The following week might be fun for some winter weather lovers.
It looks as though three storm systems will affect the South over the next week or so, which will produce some more desperately needed rainfall and lessen the wildfire risk. Unfortunately, with the rain will come more severe storm and tornado potential.
Some decent rain and even rumbles of thunder will affect areas along the East Coast tonight into tomorrow. But, the areas where the drought is most severe will stay bone-dry. A front moving through later this week and this weekend has a chance to bring many areas some rain but it may not be much. We're watching a feature in the Pacific for development and there remains concern for an Atlantic development this weekend.
A weak storms system will take shape over the Carolinas and Georgia tonight and head north, bringing some welcome rain to some, but not enough to put any dent in the drought where it's been extremely dry. Most places will remain dry until a front arrives later next week or next weekend. That feature may not cause a lot of rain, either. We still are concerned about one more tropical development in the Caribbean.
The dry weather pattern continues. There will be a few disturbances to track but they will be mostly moisture-starved. That might change later next week but don't get too excited about rain chances just yet. We're still watching for one last development in the tropics before the end of the hurricane season.
The weather pattern is more conducive to cooler air moving in but the fronts bringing in the cooler air won't have much moisture to work with. That won't change for more than a week. We'll be watching the East Pacific and the Caribbean for perhaps one last development as the hurricane season winds down.
Actually, most of the South will be dry for a while once we get past midweek. There are signs of a change in the weather pattern down the road after the middle of the month but we will mostly stay dry for now. The tropics are quiet for now; we'll watch for a possible last hurrah for this season in about a week.