Tuesday Water Vapor Satellite Analysis

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Rains Ending Over Eastern US…Chilly Conditions Into Southeastern US


This mornings water vapor satellite image shows the weather features affecting the US nicely.  Most notably is the strong eastern US storm that continues bringing moderate to heavy rains along portions of the coast this morning with inclement weather all the way into New England, where some of the precipitation is falling as a wintry mix under cool morning conditions.  As the storm exits later today, chilly Canadian air will be drawn down the backside of the storm and push fairly deep into the southern US for a few nights of cooler than normal conditions and the need for some modest overnight heating.  Lows Wednesday morning will be in the 30s and 40s deep into the southern US with teens and 20s across the far north.   Cool conditions will rapidly moderate later this week as high pressure over the southern Plains expands north and east into the weekend.  This will lead to temperatures warming to near or above normal for most regions with the southern US and Plains experiencing 70s and 80s.


1)  The center of the massive eastern US storm is moving through New England with a very nice well defined center of circulation showing up in the image.


2)  Wrapping around the center of the storm is a nice band of clouds and showers into the colder air.  There will be a mix of precipitation with this wrap around band as it moves through today over the far Northeast.


3)  Along the cold front, moderate to heavy rains will gradually push offshore during the day.  There will likely be thunderstorms accompanying the cold front as well, but little threat of severe weather with it.


4)  Chilly air is filtering into the central US on the backside of the storm and pushing deep into the Southeast.  The milky white colors show where the cooler air is pushing down the Plains.  It’s not exceptionally cold air, but enough for many regions to need some nat gas and heating demand the next few nights.


5)  Massive high pressure remains anchored over the western US for mainly dry and mild conditions.



Tuesday Morning Water Vapor Satellite Image

Tuesday Morning Water Vapor Satellite Image



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