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Northeast: Fine Weather Alternates With Rounds of Showers

June 3, 2014; 7:46 AM ET

Tuesday morning

Here is today's video forecast. With each weather system changing character as it moves, it's a good idea to keep checking back for the latest info from AccuWeather.com.

With very warm air across the southern Plains and cool air farther north, the setup favors the development of showers and thunderstorms in the contested zone. As a series of cool air pockets aloft moves over this zone, a new batch of storms takes shape with each disturbance. The result is heavy rain, with the most at locations with multiple events. This map shows one-week rainfall totals from last night's ECMWF (European) mode. Note how varied the prediction is for the Middle Atlantic coast. Only a small change in the size or track of any disturbance during this period could produce a very different result.

On the south side of each new thunderstorm-producing disturbance, violent thunderstorms will erupt.

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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.