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Wet to Dry and Cool to Warm

May 10, 2012; 8:15 AM

Thursday 9:45 a.m.

As the storm and cool front that caused heavy rain from New Jersey to Maine move away, a high pressure area from the Midwest will promote the return of sunshine to the Northeast. A cool northwesterly flow will hold temperatures in check today. A warmup will start tomorrow and continue this weekend.

At the end of the weekend into early next week, there will be two upper-air currents to consider. The main one will undulate across the Northern states and southern Canada. Fronts embedded in the flow can cause bands of clouds and some showers as they approach and arrive, but they won't cause any long lasting rain.

However, the second branch will drop into the Gulf states, then meander part way up the East Coast. That current will be loaded with moisture. Some computer models show one of the northern branch cool fronts stalling from the Ohio Valley to New Jersey, then show the addition of southern moisture to the area around this boundary. Such an outcome could lead to several days of unsettled and showery weather. The map below is a snapshot forecast for next Monday. We'll look at the situation again tomorrow.

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Elliot Abrams
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