Happy Weather Friday!

We are going into a very warm summer weather pattern across much of the eastern half of the country while most of the West remains dry and hot.

Severe weather will occur across the northern tier of the country over the next couple of days. Specifically, severe storms will hit parts of eastern Canada and the Northeast Saturday and again Sunday. Wind damage and hail will be the main issue. The Northern Plains will also see severe storms today and tomorrow. That area will see damaging winds and perhaps a couple of tornadoes. Keep in mind, severe weather season shifts north this time of the year and likes to flirt around the northern rim of the ridge of heat.

Tropics will become active late next week. Most of the operational models are showing some sort of storm in varying locations. While I don’t have the answers today on where a storm will develop, the message is that the tropics are going to start to become active and we may be dealing with a named storm in the next two weeks.