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Chilly to Start the Holiday Weekend

May 22, 2013; 6:35 AM ET

Wednesday 9 a.m.

Cool air from New York City northeastward should retreat today and tonight to allow a summery air mass to take over. Strong thunderstorms developed yesterday from New York state into central New England, and that can happen again today. There is an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms, which can include damaging winds and large hail all the way from that region southwest through most of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and parts of Tennessee, eastern Indiana and northern New Jersey. Please realize that since this story is not updated later, you can check out the severe weather info elsewhere on AccuWeather.com

A cold front now in the Midwest will cross the Eastern states tomorrow and will be offshore Friday. Very chilly air for this time of year will pour south behind to get the holiday weekend off to a chilly start. If your plans include camping in the mountains between West Virginia and New Hampshire, prepare for nights as cold as the 30s, and the highest elevations could even get some snow!

This computer model map for 8 a.m. EDT Sunday shows the upper airflow over the Northeast coming directly from Hudson Bay. This explains why it will be so chilly, at least the first half of the Memorial Day weekend.

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Elliot Abrams
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