A progressive pattern – Several storm systems will move across the country this week. Could these systems be priming the atmosphere for an epic late-season storm?
Heat returns to the South – A subtropical high will draw warm Gulf air into the South and East late this weekend and into next week.
Severe threat in the Plains – A developing low pressure system could bring severe weather to the Central and Southern Plains Thursday and Friday.
Lake effect snow returning? – There is a chance for lake effect rain and snow across the Great Lakes region later this week.
The weather pattern will be shifting wildly over the next two weeks as progressive storm systems move across the country. With wild fluctuations, wild storms are more likely, and we will start to see the beginning of that soon as a cut-off low over the Southwest moves into the Plains and brings severe weather to the region Thursday and Friday. This system will tap Gulf moisture and heat, which will work into the South this week and spread into the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest this weekend through the first half of next week.
A series of potent systems will start coming from the Pacific Northwest this weekend, providing much of the northern and eastern parts of the country with above normal rainfall next week. These systems will be something to closely monitor for their Mid-Atlantic chase potential as the time gets closer. The synoptic setup next week actually looks very similar to early spring, in which the Southeast can see it’s biggest severe weather outbreaks. However, a lack of upper-air instability will keep severe storms on the down-low as we finish up with the month of October.
The Great Lakes region to see their first real shot at lake effect rain and snow during the second half of the work week, but any snow accumulation will be light and during the night before melting during the daytime hours. A sign of things to come? This forecaster says yes! It’s just about that time for lake effect to really start cranking away, and the Great Lakes just needs one good arctic blast to send the snow flying.