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  • Just a Formality? Summer Ends Monday Evening

    September 19, 2014; 7:30 AM ET

    We always look back at our previous forecasts to try to learn from episodes in which we believe we could have done better. The following satellite picture shows dry weather today in just the area that originally looked like it would have more rain.

  • Arizona: Too Wet; Northeast: Getting Drier

    September 17, 2014; 8:09 AM ET

    In other words, while late summers in Phoenix have gotten wetter during the last few years, Boston has become drier. Is there anything more momentous or general that we can say about this?

  • Several Dry Days From Great Lakes to Northeast

    September 16, 2014; 7:01 AM ET

    This enhanced infrared satellite picture shows the cold front in the Northeast and the moisture wrapping around Odille on the southwest part of the map.

  • Northeast: Damp Early Tomorrow; Otherwise, Dry This Week

    September 15, 2014; 7:38 AM ET

    Across the Central and Northern states, thunderstorms are less common at this time of year than in late spring and summer. One area that has had more thunderstorms than usual recently is across the Desert Southwest.

  • Great Lakes and Northeast to Remain Cool

    September 12, 2014; 8:07 AM ET

    Last week, I mentioned that longer range computer models were suggesting a major warmup by next weekend. More recent runs have backed off on the that idea. However, there is extreme uncertainty beyond the next 7-10 days. This can be seen by looking at the following map.

  • Autumn Preview for the Great Lakes and Northeast

    September 11, 2014; 10:38 AM ET

    n the forecast office, we often track cold fronts with pressure maps like these. The examples are from 4AM and 10 AM today. You can see that the northern part of the front is moving more quickly than the southern end. The arrival of the front signals the start of the cooling trend that is spreading east.

  • DC to Boston: Warmer Tomorrow, Then Cooler Into Next Week

    September 10, 2014; 7:58 AM ET

    The upper air flow over the East is from the west-southwest now, and some of the moisture associated with the cold front can be traced back to tropical storm activity off the Mexican west coast last week. The same moist air mass set the stage for recent flash floods in Arizona. By early next week, the upper-air flow will be coming to the Northeast region from well up in western Canada, as seen on this forecast map forecast map for next Tuesday:

  • Northeast: Warmer Tomorrow and Thursday, Then Cooler

    September 9, 2014; 7:53 AM ET

    As chilly air pours into the northern Plains and backs into the Rockies, snow can break out at higher elevations. Gillette, in northeastern Wyoming at an elevation of just over 4,000 feet, could have a close shave with snow on Thursday. This map shows the setup.

  • Dampness Spreads Through Middle Atlantic States

    September 8, 2014; 7:19 AM ET

    The main U.S. computer model shows very cool air coming into the Northeast this coming weekend. However, the same model shows a complete reversal by the following weekend.

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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.