Carrollton, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) — Storms from the Great Lakes stretched to north Texas while the Northeast and the Rockies woke to calm weather. The cold front above the Great Lakes kicked up strong wings, thunderstorms and heavy rain over the Ohio River Valley and Midwest into the plains. In the south, low pressure is likely to extend to the southern plains and has been expected to generate thunderstorms and showers out of which, some can be severe.
A relief from wet conditions will be seen in the northeast. Because of the slow moving system over the Great Lakes, New England is likely to see increasing temperatures and sunny skies. High pressures over the mid-Atlantic are likely to feed moist and warm air into the Gulf region sparking thunderstorms. In the western region, lower pressures will push a cold front over the Pacific northwest which will bring widespread showers and overcast skies. High pressure over the Southwest will give a break from summer storms. That region of California is likely to see sunny weather and fog along the areas of smoke and haze.
The low system of pressure in the Atlantic Ocean that has been approaching Cape Verde Islands may become a tropical depression before moving to cooler waters. The system had been moving northwest at a speed of 10-15 miles per hour and can cause gusty winds and heavy rain over the Islands. If it strengthens into a tropical storm with winds of about 39-73 mph, it will be named Edouard by the NHC and is likely to reach the middle of the Atlantic Ocean within five days.
Energy traders who have been watching the storms are worried about the threat to gas production and US oil facilities. Commodity traders also look out for storms which can hit agriculture crops such as cotton and citrus in Florida as well as other states along the Gulf Coast.
Wired Weather Reporter