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    Elliot Abrams

    Weekend Forecast for the Northeast and Great Lakes

    By Elliot Abrams, AccuWeather chief meteorologist
    10/16/2013, 5:05:24 AM

    Wednesday 8 a.m.

    In this video, we explore the factors that will influence weather in the northeast third of the country through the weekend. While there will be exceptions to the overall ideas, it looks like a cloudy time over and downwind from the Great Lakes with a continuing shower possibility. Along the I95 corridor, however, the weekend should be at least partly sunny and the chance of showers is low.

    Chilly air will come across the Great Lakes and into the Northeast later next week and during Halloween week. It doesn't look like one cold shot that lasts a long time, but rather a series of chilly shots separated by temporary warmups. Water temperatures on the Great Lakes and on the near-coast Atlantic are above average for this time of year. This can add vigor to shower-producing systems and can cause storms to strengthen off the coast more so than with cooler water. In the latter case, there has to be some kind of low pressure area around for this to make any difference. The waters are relatively warm right now, but that doesn't mean it has to be stormy. Here is a map of regional water temperatures as observed/recorded this morning (Oct. 16).


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

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