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Domain of Dismal or Beautiful and Bright

October 09, 2012; 8:11 AM

Tuesday 10 a.m.

There's quite a contrast in conditions between Michigan and Massachusetts. At mid-morning, Detroit had some sunshine with south to southwest winds bringing in milder air. Meanwhile, in the I-95 corridor from Boston to Baltimore, dreariness greeted the dawn and dampness lingered. The surface pressure pattern helps explain this. Along the East Coast, the flow is coming from the Atlantic. The isobars bend around over the Appalachians, and the flow west of there is from southwest to northeast. The lines become closer together as you move north through Michigan, and the wind increases to match that. Finally, the isobars at the far upper-left corner of the map peel away from their tight packing and assume more of a west to east orientation. The change occurs along a cold front that will speed to the east and off the New England coast tomorrow night.

This video explores the current situation and how things should progress for the rest of the week and this 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.