Sweatin’ on Labor Day
Summer is stubborn in the Central & Southern Plains. In some cases, temperatures this afternoon will be within a few degrees away from the records. Heat advisories and excessive heat warnings are in effect from southeast Kansas to northern Louisiana. Heat index values will climb to 110°.
Don’t think the Northern U.S. will be holding on the warmth for long, there are signs of a big change by the end of the week with highs struggling to even get into the 70s as a blast of chilly air drives in from Canada. A Hudson Bay low will funnel much colder air by this weekend:
We’re still talking Isaac?
Yes, Isaac is still a name we’re talking about. Remnants of the once hurricane continue to bring heavy rain to the Ohio Valley. Record rainfall occured in Southeast Kentucky & Western Tennessee on Sunday. Rain today may exceed 1″ for many areas. Though Isaac will begin to weaken as he meanders east, a front from Canada will pick up on the moisture and create a rainy scene in the Northeast. The 5 day rainfall forecast is looking wet to say the least:
Over 4″ of rain is being forecast in parts of the Northeast. You may also notice a pocket of 2″+ rain totals in the central Plains. A new disturbance will be tracking into the central U.S. producing heavy rain. However, severe storms might accompany this next disturbance as well.
The Storm Prediction Center has several areas highlighted today on their convective outlook:
An upper level low & stalling cold front will spark strong storms in the upper Midwest. The Southeast may also see some strong rumbles today. In Florida, a “TUTT” (tropical upper tropospheric trough) low will produce thunderstorms today:
Tomorrow’s severe risk highlights an area the Midwest again:
We are entering the peak of hurricane season. We can rest easy for now. No signs of another hurricane affecting the United States. There is a tropical wave with a 30% chance of development. It shouldn’t be a problem for the Eastern U.S. Tropical storm Leslie dwarfs that wave. Thankfully, she’s not looking to visit us, but Bermuda will have to look out:
Pretty pictures make people happy
Since it’s scientifically proven that pretty pictures make people happy, we leave you with this picture from our fan Jim Martin in Findlay, Ohio:
Happy Labor Day!