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    Showers Advance Toward East Coast

    July 31, 2013; 6:02 AM ET

    Wednesday 9 a.m.

    A wide zone of cloudiness that includes patches of showers and some thunderstorms now stretching from Lake Superior all the way to Georgia is moving east. The greatest chance for the heaviest rain from D.C. to New York City will be during the day tomorrow, then tomorrow night in Providence and Boston. Various computer models present widely varying views of the timing. In the Washington area, GFS shows the heaviest rain coming in the afternoon, whereas the NAM-WRF model has most of it in the morning. The European model has rain predicted throughout the day tomorrow. However this turns out, it seems like tomorrow would be a fine time to carry, and at times use, rainwear.

    This map shows the projected total rainfall between Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon. The heaviest rain predicted is just over 2 inches not far from Philadelphia. With more than 13 inches, this was the wettest July in the history of record keeping for the city. The rainfall pattern was not uniform, and some northeastern parts of the city got less than half this amount.

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

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