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    This Weekend and a Look at Thanksgiving

    By Elliot Abrams, AccuWeather chief meteorologist
    11/15/2012, 5:48:26 AM

    Thursday 10:30 a.m.

    In this video, we look at prospects for the weekend in the Great Lakes and Northeast. It appears that a high pressure area will dominate the scene, and there seems to be less of a chance for any major onshore effects from any storm in the western Atlantic. Check back with us, because until a storm actually takes shape, its future movement will be in question.

    Yesterday, I showed two computer model maps for the weather at 7 p.m. EST on Thanksgiving. We look at the same two models using last night's runs (24 hours later than the maps from yesterday's story. The GFS showed the most consistency and again suggests mild weather for the area for the Great Lakes and Northeast. Notice the large storm well off the East Coast (note I am saying "notice" rather than "believe." We are still a week away.)


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    GFS forecast for 7 p.m. EST Thanksgiving Day.

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    ECMWF forecast for the same time. This looks much tamer than the map we looked at yesterday for this time. The main change is a large storm earlier predicted to be east of New England has virtually vanished on this map.

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

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