This week, most sections of the country are enjoying more seasonable temperatures and are receiving some very welcome relief from what has been a very long and hot summer.
Things are also starting to quiet down from a severe thunderstorm standpoint as well, with only a few areas with strong thunderstorm potential throughout the week. However, we are starting to enter into the peak of “Hurricane Season” as we transition through the end of August into September. We are watching a tropical wave in the middle of the Atlantic, which shows signs of strengthening early this week. Otherwise, we are expecting a fairly nice, late August weather week for most of our system.
Here are this week’s weather highlights:
- A very slow moving weather system continues to bring showers and isolated thunderstorms in the Northeast Monday and Tuesday, with clearing expected midweek.
- It’s monsoon season in the southwest with periods of rain and thunderstorms likely around LAS, PHX, TUS, and ABQ through most of the week.
- The weather will remain active in much of Florida this week with scattered coverage of thunderstorms likely each day.
- Expect morning low ceilings and patchy coastal fog in both northern and southern California throughout the week.
- As mentioned earlier, there is a fairly high likelihood that the tropics will become active this week. The next storm will be named Isaac, and we’ll continue to monitor things and issue updates accordingly.
Enjoy the nice weather!
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