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Turtle Day

May 23, 2012; 6:07 AM ET

Wednesday 9 a.m.

Today is national turtle day, and by coincidence the Northeast is experiencing a slow-moving weather pattern. With a front separating cool air from hot air likely to be in the Northeast this weekend, offering a confident forecast for each day of the Memorial Day weekend would really be sticking my neck out. If I am right, you'll say I told the truth... but if I am wrong you could claim I amphibious.

One thing I want to stress (and at this time of year, this is really not thinking out of the box) the presence of a frontal zone and quickening flow aloft can lead to an outbreak of severe thunderstorms. For the Northeast, we should be alert for that possibility this weekend.

Thunderstorms will be hit or miss this afternoon from New York state to Virginia. So, picking up on the turtle theme, keep in mind that if you are out with friends this afternoon you might look up and say "there's a thunderstorm coming tortoise."

OK. We crawled to this slowly, but here's the video:

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Elliot Abrams
Elliot Abrams from AccuWeather.com offers this Northeast Weather Blog for the U.S. with regular updates on NE weather from a leading forecaster and meteorologist.