More severe weather will be possible across the Eastern US this Thursday as another round of storm systems bring unsettled weather to the region. While this occurs, very warm temperatures will impact the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.

Welcome to the Thursday edition of your Morning Briefing, where we’ll give you a quick rundown on everything you need to know weather-wise, every weekday morning. Let’s begin.

Severe Storms Threaten Parts of Eastern US:

  1. The threat for severe weather Thursday into Thursday night will span from the Rio Grande Valley all the way through the Ohio River Valley and even into the interior Mid-Atlantic.
  2. Wind and hail will be the main risks, but a few tornadoes cannot be ruled out.
  3. Areas or clusters of storms will develop and last for a few hours before weakening and dissipating across the severe weather region on Thursday. The morning will likely begin active across the ArkLaTex with an area of convection, just as scattered showers and storms affect the Ohio River Valley.
  4. As we get into the afternoon, that cluster of storms should persist before weakening during the evening hours. It’s not until overnight into Friday morning when we’ll watch for strong to severe storms to develop across Texas and the Ohio River Valley, making for yet another dangerous night.

Very Unsettled East Through this Weekend:

Area of potential tropical development through this weekend. Credit: National Hurricane Center
  1. The Eastern US just can’t seem to catch a break as we watch at least two large-scale storm systems affect the region through this weekend, bringing more showers and thunderstorms.
  2. Storms will be common across the southern Plains and Midwest on Thursday before becoming widespread by Friday, affecting much of the East.
  3. On Saturday, the first storm will be exiting New England while a new storm forms and brings rain from the southern Plains to most — if not all — of the East Coast by Sunday.
  4. A potential tropical cyclone will also bring scattered showers and storms to the Southeast through Friday night, although the chance of tropical development is low. Rain and rip currents off the coast will be the main threats.

Summer-Like Conditions Reaches Mid-Atlantic and Southeast:

  1. The Mid-Atlantic and Southeast are in for a very warm end to the week and start to the weekend as temperatures reach levels well above average.
  2. Thursday will be the warmest day relative to normal, as temperatures rise to as much as 25 degrees above normal near the Mason-Dixon Line, translating to widespread highs in the 80s and perhaps 90s from Pennsylvania through Florida and Texas.
  3. Through this weekend, that area of 80+ degrees temperatures will shrink, becoming confined to the coastal areas of the Gulf Coast states and Southeast.
  4. Although it will be warm, record-breaking heat is unlikely with this event.

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