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Thunderstorms Can Cause Flash Flooding and Damaging Wind

July 14, 2014; 7:00 AM ET

Monday Morning

This video includes a forecast that takes us through next weekend.

A cold front from the Midwest will reach the East Coast Wednesday. In the meantime, a large pocket of unseasonably cool air aloft will spread eastward. It will interact with the very warm and humid in place in the I-95 corridor to cause rounds of drenching showers and thunderstorms between today and Wednesday. This map from the GFS (U.S) model predicts where the heaviest rain should fall between now and the end of Wednesday.

Cooler and drier air will follow the cold front. Temperatures will stay mostly in the 60s tomorrow and Wednesday in Chicago, but will not get that cool when the drier air finally makes it to the East Coast. Last Friday, I showed the long-range GFS model, suggesting it was predicting hot weather for the Northeast at the end of next week. That idea has been (temporarily?) nixed by subsequent runs of the same model.

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Elliot Abrams
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