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    Elliot Abrams

    Presidents' Day

    By Elliot Abrams, AccuWeather chief meteorologist
    2/18/2013, 6:18:40 AM

    Monday 8:20 a.m.

    The frigid air that greeted the dawn in the Northeast today will be replaced by milder air tomorrow. However, it will then turn cold again and remain that way until the end of the week. This video has more:

    Today is Presidents' Day; let's see what's happening around the country at presidential locations. The Obama residence in Washington, D.C., near Reagan National Airport, has sunshine today with afternoon temperatures in the 40s. North Adams Mass., Coolidge Corners outside Boston and Lincoln, Maine, will have sunshine today with cold, gusty winds.

    The weather should not veto travel plans in the East today. With dry conditions, the high temperature will be 36 in Garfield, N.J., and 34 near Nixon Rd in central Pennsylvania... just a little cooler at Taftville, Conn., and Trumansburg, N.Y.... but near 40 in Buchanon and Chadd's Ford, Pa. It was in the 20s this mornng in Wilson, N.C., today but will turn milder this afternoon.

    There could be a some snow later tonight in Clintonville and Madison, Wis., preceded by rain showers. Chicago's Kennedy and Eisenhower expressways as well as the Jane Adams will have some rain later today, then it will turn colder overnight with a chance of snow showers. It could be slippery tomorrow morning from Van Buren and Jackson counties in Michigan over to Roosevelt Park, Mich., then snow showers will reach Cleveland by the afternoon.

    Jefferson City, Mo., will have a windy, milder afternoon, but Jefferson, Maine, will be governed by sunshine and a frigid chill in the air. It will become warmer at Port Arthur and Tyler, Texas, with the warmup extending from Monroe, La., over to Jackson, Miss., Hoover, Ala., then Cartersville, Ga. The high pressure area administering the warmup will also affect Harrison, Ark., and Johnson City, Tenn.

    In central Florida, the day started frosty, but it'll go toward 70 in Polk County and Fort Pierce this afternoon. It'll be mild at Busch Gardens.

    Mt. McKinley will be cold. More dry weather is likely this week at Harding, Ariz., and Grants, N.M. South winds will shift to northwest to bring a temporary chill back through Lincoln, Hayes and Fillmore, Neb., today, but it will be milder by midweek. That's the weather from ... hopefully ... unimpeachable sources.

    The surface weather map for the Northeast and Great Lakes shows a cold northwesterly flow in the Northeast but a quick turnaround to a milder southerly flow farther west. (Cold north winds quickly follow the temporary warmup.)


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    Elliot Abrams