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    Elliot Abrams

    Sunshine to Dominate the Northeast this Weekend

    By Elliot Abrams, AccuWeather chief meteorologist
    8/23/2013, 6:59:30 AM

    Friday 9 a.m.

    Here is my morning video showing how the weekend should turn out. As a special treat, you can watch the maps without having to see me!

    This map shows the effects of a large upper air high pressure area that is building in the middle of the country. Such a system will create a flow from the northwest over the eastern Great Lakes and Northeast. That is why it should be dry this weekend with low humidity.


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    However, out in the Plains where low-level hot air is shooting northward, showers and thunderstorms will breaking out where the hot air interacts with cooler air to the north. Once those thunderstorms develop, they will ride southeastward early next week, raising the likelihood of thunderstorms over parts of the Northeast.

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

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