Elliot Abrams

Share |

Late Summer Wamth for Northeast, Then...

October 2, 2012; 6:30 AM ET

Tuesday 9 a.m.

The upper-air current arriving in Pennsylvania this week originates over the Gulf of Mexico, so it is no surprise the main weather theme is warmer and more humid than typical for the season. However, computer models suggest that on Sunday, the flow reaching Pennsylvania will have originated in western Canada. Translation: warmer, then chillier. This video has more:

The details of the weather pattern are far less clear-cut than the overall trend. For example, there has been rain, some heavy, in a corridor extending from Pennsylvania to Virginia. Pittsburgh has been near the western edge; Philadelphia just east of the eastern edge. Farther south, violent thunderstorms developed in east-central North Carolina. Here is a map showing where precipitation was at 10 a.m. EDT.

The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com

Comments

Comments left here should adhere to the AccuWeather.com Community Guidelines. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.

More Northeast U.S. Weather Blog

  • Midsummer Heat for the Northeast Next Week

    August 28, 2015; 7:53 AM ET

    Tropical Storm Erika could eventually affect Florida and other sections of the Gulf Coast or Southeast, but for now it poses no threat for the Northeast. This map shows the storm as of early this morning.

  • Northeast: Warmer and More Humid for the Weekend

    August 27, 2015; 10:40 AM ET

    The second concern is Erika. The map below shows what many different models area saying. While there is a good agreement in the short range, the longer-range spread is quite larger, with tracks ...

  • Northeast to Have Some Sun for the Last Weekend of August

    August 26, 2015; 10:32 AM ET

    This picture shows where Erika is. The various models show a track toward Florida with a lot of uncertainty after that. If it does make it to land, then moves slowly (steering forces look weak), it could be a major rain producer.

  • Northeast: Dry and Cool Most of the Week

    August 24, 2015; 9:56 AM ET

    On this satellite picture, you can see a cold front approaching the Appalachians. That front helped produce thunderstorms in the Midwest yesterday, but that activity died out overnight. It is likely to reactivate today, with...

  • Weekend to be Dry for the Interior Northeast, Wet on the Coast

    August 21, 2015; 9:40 AM ET

    ...shows a north-south trough line over New England. Moist air will approach this line from the southeast while northerly breezes bring in dry weather west of the line. As the front stalls then slowly backs up, some moisture can spread westward later in the weekend.

About This Blog

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.