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Start of Fall is a False Start

September 20, 2013; 7:17 AM ET

Friday 9AM

A cold front advancing through the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley today and tonight should move off the East Coast early Sunday. Showers and thunderstorms along and ahead of the front can be heavy with gusty winds, then cooler and drier air will move in behind it. This video shows the sequence of events.

This pressure analysis shows the frontal system that is causing showers and thunderstorms.

Fall starts officially at 4:44 p.m. EDT on Sunday. But I am calling fall's start a false start (as in football, where the offense loses 5 yards and has to start the play over again) because it will actually become warmer later next week.

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