National Weather Forecast
On Monday, a system working into the Southeast will produce the chance of showers and thunderstorms across the region. I’ll have more on what could eventually happen with this system in a moment. A stationary front lingering from the Southern Plains into the Ohio Valley could produce showers and storms. A cold front attempting to move southeast across the Northern Plains will produce some stronger storms – this front will eventually stall out and lift back north later in the week. A few showers are possible in the Pacific Northwest.
Heavy rain will continue to be an issue across portions of the Deep South and Southeast through the beginning of the week, with over 3″ possible in some locations. Some areas of the Northern Plains could also see 2-3″+ of rain due to rounds of storms.
Atlantic Tropical Troubles
We are also tracking the tropics as we end this holiday weekend. On Saturday, Tropical Depression Five formed southwest of Bermuda and moved just north of the island Saturday night into Sunday morning. This system will continue to move northeast over the next couple of days, becoming post-tropical Monday. However, before it becomes post-tropical, it could become a Tropical Storm.
The National Hurricane Center is also keeping an eye on an area of low pressure across the northern Gulf Coast that has a 40% chance of forming into a tropical system in the next five days. Here is what the NHC had to say about the system at 2 PM ET:
Recent satellite and radar observations indicate that a small low pressure system has formed within a broader area of low pressure near the northern Gulf Coast. The low is producing a few showers near its center, and some slight development is possible before it moves inland early Monday. The broader low pressure system is forecast to move northeastward and could emerge offshore of the Carolinas later this week, where environmental conditions are expected to be more conducive for development. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.
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