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Harsh Cold to Leave the Northeast

April 17, 2014; 5:39 AM ET

Thursday morning

The cold air that blasted into the Northeast yesterday will be replaced by milder air as we approach the weekend. There are two main issues that could cause complications. One is a new high pressure area that will build into New England on Sunday. It will maintain chilly conditions in northern New England. We will have to see how much onshore flow (wind blowing from ocean to land) sets up, because with cold water off the coast, winds from that direction will certainly not be mild.

The second issue is how far north precipitation will advance as a storm develops over the Southeast this weekend. For now, we are saying rain doesn't get much past southern Virginia, but until we see the storm take shape there will be some uncertainty. The video discusses what should happen in the Great Lakes and Northeast. The map below the video is one of the GFS solutions for where the southeast storm will be early Saturday. The precipitation is predicted to be farther north than suggested by other models.

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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.