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    Beware the Ides of March

    March 15, 2012; 6:29 AM ET

    Thursday 8 AM

    Beware the Ides of March. That was dramatic foreshadowing concerning Julius Caesar. We can use Shakespeare's Play titles to describe the upcoming weather. From the Plains to Pennsylvania, temperatures are like a Midsummer Night's Dream. However, along the Northeast coast, it is much cooler. The merchant of menace is a northeasterly flow of air from the Atlantic, and predicting its demise often leads to a Comedy of Errors. In that case, your forecaster's efforts becomes Love's Labor's Lost.

    Across the Great Lakes and Midwest, a series of disturbances will move through what is otherwise a warm and dry weather pattern. This can lead to bands of thunderstorms. For example, if a thunderstorm would Romeo past Joliet Illinois tomorrow, it could later cross Michigan, pass Detroit and reach the Merry Wives of Windsor, Ontario. Some of the showers can move all the way to the East Coast

    For the weekend and into next week, warm air will stage a comeback in areas of the Northeast that are now cool. It will feel like it often does in March across Georgia and the Coriolanus. This means All's Well That Ends Well (although we cannot promise the warmth will remain through a Twelfth Night.) While there could be a few thunderstorms in the warm air mass, most of the time the idea of rain will be Much Ado About Nothing.

    On this map, the lines show the dividing line between the easterly ocean flow and warm breezes from the southwest are over Maryland.

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