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  • Northeast: Heat and Humidity Return Sunday and Monday

    August 29, 2014; 9:34 AM ET

    ...after all that, the point is that zone will be north of most of the eastern half of the country. It will be very warm to hot south of the jet stream. However, weakening cold fronts can advance south of the jet stream. then return north as the next disturbance in the flow approaches.

  • Warmth and Humidity Will Return to the Northeast

    August 28, 2014; 7:38 AM ET

    Yesterday, the temperature hit 92 at Newark, New Jersey, and 90 in Boston. The following map shows a northerly flow affecting the Northeast today, and so it will be noticeably cooler and less humid.

  • Labor Day Weekend Update

    August 27, 2014; 7:25 AM ET

    This map shows lightning strokes from 8 a.m. ET yesterday through 7:54 a.m. ET today. There was quite a bit of it in Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. For the whole map, 156,172 lightning strokes were recorded.

  • Northeast: Hotter, Then Cooler

    August 26, 2014; 7:02 AM ET

    Looking at the west-to-east upper air flow over New England well ahead of the storm, it seems like the hurricane should stay out at sea, However, as we look through the series of maps, we see the upper-air flow congealing into a strong eastern trough that helped the storm to come right up the coast instead of heading out to sea.

  • Northeast Summary: Summery through Midweek

    August 25, 2014; 7:14 AM ET

    On this satellite picture, we can see the basically dry weather in the Eastern states. The cold front that will ease the midweek heat in the Northeast is shown by the band of thunderstorms in the Midwest. The thunderstorms may weaken and become more scattered as the front comes into the Northeast.

  • Northeast: Warmer Early Next Week

    August 22, 2014; 7:38 AM ET

    A storm in the tropical Atlantic is being observed for possible strengthening. This map shows the variety of models purporting to show where the center will go. Most solutions suggest it stays well offshore, but you will notice a few outliers suggesting more threat.

  • Weekend Forecast for Great Lakes and Northeast

    August 21, 2014; 7:56 AM ET

    For example, the purple line in the east marks the boundary between air coming in from the ocean and a southwesterly current of warmer air. That boundary was the scene of showers and thunderstorms when it was in the middle of Pennsylvania yesterday, and was associated with rain that moved through the Hudson Valley early this morning.

  • Showers and Thunderstorms Mark Thermal Boundary

    August 20, 2014; 9:38 AM ET

    Looking ahead to late next week, some of the computer models suggest a hurricane could affect areas between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic east of the Bahamas. We are entering the prime part of the Atlantic hurricane season, but at this point there is only one model I am prepared to accept:

  • Hot Air Next Week?

    August 19, 2014; 9:13 AM ET

    The following map shows the individual members of the forecast for the 5,880-meter height line at 500mb. If the 500 mb height is that high, it usually means the weather at the ground in the Northeast is hot. However...

  • Showers, Thunderstorms Spread From Midwest to Mid-Atlantic

    August 18, 2014; 7:08 AM ET

    This pressure analysis was made using 9 a.m. ET data. The thin west-east black line is the boundary between hot and cool weather. A low pressure area is moving eastward along the boundary zone, causing showers and thunderstorms. The next low pressure area should send some of the rain farther north.

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Elliot Abrams
Elliot Abrams from AccuWeather.com offers this Northeast Weather Blog for the U.S. with regular updates on NE weather from a leading forecaster and meteorologist.