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Weekend Weather in the Great Lakes and Northeast

September 6, 2013; 7:56 AM ET

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With a high pressure area drifting toward the Middle Atlantic coast, it's a fine day from the Great Lakes through the Northeast. Another high pressure area from southern Canada will take over from north to south on Sunday and dominate the region's weather early next week. Along the front separating the two high pressure areas, some showers and thunderstorms will develop, and they can affect the central and northern Great Lakes region tomorrow, then the area from coastal New England through Pennsylvania to the Ohio Valley on Sunday. This video shows more:

A rocket to the moon is scheduled to be launched at Wallops Island, Va., at 11:27 p.m. EDT tonight. The map shows viewing details (how high above the horizon to look) at clear sky locations.

Mark Paquette's Astronomy blog is a regular feature on AccuWeather.com (out of this world, we might add).


A short summary of the current weather scene:

In the wake of a serenely cool and settled September sunrise, today will be simply super with scintillating sunshine, subtle stirrings, and sensible seasonality in a sublime and splendid setting. Temperatures will top off in the 70s, then sink back to the 50s at night. It's something to savor. All will be well with our world as we head through the course of an easy evening, followed by a late night when fingers of fog spread past farms, fields and factories, favoring the valleyways and cloaking the morning in a membrane of mist while encapsulating the blades of grass in a glassy envelope of drippy damp droplets of dew.

Yes, the Northeast is settling down into a period of tranquility and bliss. There'll be two and perhaps three days of dry weather with moderately warm afternoons and comfortable nights. It won't just be the comfortable serenity and sunny geniality of the days, but the untroubled soothing coolness of the nights. This run of pleasantness will encourage and hearten while reducing the tension and unpleasantness that unsettled weather or extremes of one kind or another can bring. Yes, it will be a time of pleasurable delectability, delightfulness and amenity, winsomeness and charm, enchantment and harmony, frictionless joy, soothing tastefulness, pleasurable tranquility, and exhilaration and happiness, not to mention zesty oblectation plus grace and gratification.

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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.