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Memorial Day Weekend: Northeast and Great Lakes

May 23, 2013; 7:52 AM ET

Thursday 10 AM

As a cold front lumbers toward the East Coast, the warm, humid air mass out ahead of it is ripe for thunderstorm formation. Be alert for any signs or warnings about severe weather, especially in the zone outlined as "s" on this map.

Much chillier air will advance in the Northeast and Middle Atlantic regions tomorrow and tomorrow night, setting the stage for an unusually cool start to the Memorial Day weekend.

This is the Northeast video

This video is for the Chicago area, where the chill has already arrived,

We can use radar, satellite pics and other methods to predict thunderstorms. Here, a distant unseen storm is blocking part of the sunlight that is coloring the cirrus clouds.

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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.