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Northeast: Wet Friday Then a Brighter Weekend

August 09, 2013; 6:00 AM

Friday 9 a.m.

A slow-moving front moving southeast from the Great Lakes is triggering showers and thunderstorms, but it also ushers in drier air once it passes. Heavy rain has hit the area from south-central and interior southeastern New York into Connecticut. Later this afternoon, places in the New York City to Washington, D.C., corridor should be subjected to locally flooding showers and thunderstorms (that can also deliver pockets of damaging wind).

Next, the question is how far south the dry air will go. The computer models have been inconsistent on this all week. Last night's runs suggested that Boston and New York City will have plenty of sunshine both days of the weekend. The area from D.C. south into the Carolinas will have the chance of showers and thunderstorms, while places in between like York, Lancaster and Philadelphia, Pa., probably get sunshine but face a close call situation because showers will be so close to the south. This video has more.

This morning, heavy showers and thunderstorms caused flash flooding from extreme northwestern New Jersey across to western Connecticut. This radar picture highlights the big difference between the places with rain and those without it as of midmorning. The picture will change this afternoon.

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Elliot Abrams
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