Finally, A Severe Weather Breather
Despite late April and early May typically being the heart of severe weather season, a much-needed break from nastier weather looks set to take over much of the U.S. over the next several days.
The jet stream, a narrow band of fast-moving winds miles above the earth’s surface, will be mostly concentrated over northern Mexico and the Caribbean for the upcoming week, allowing relatively cooler and more stable air to be in place over typical severe weather hotspots from the southern plains and into the southeast. Usually, the jet stream bounces up and down through the middle of the country and often acting as a trigger for severe weather this time of year, but this week, it should stay south, allowing mostly calmer conditions to stay in place across most of the country.
South Florida may see a few storms again on Wednesday, but a front will eventually make its way through the Sunshine State later in the day, paving the way for a mostly quiet and comfortable week of weather ahead for the lower 48.
But the break won’t last – and there are signals that the middle of next week could again be active. In the meantime, however, enjoy the overall calmer weather!
Meteorologist Chris Bianchi