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    Elliot Abrams

    Autumn lands in the Northeast but stays until only Monday

    By Elliot Abrams, AccuWeather chief meteorologist
    9/28/2017, 10:17:15 AM

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    1. A cold front is moving off the East Coast today, helping to take Maria out to sea. This pressure analysis shows a large area of cooling northerly breezes:

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    This map shows the arrangement of clouds and rainfall across the nation this morning. A pocket of cold air aloft over Minnesota could swing through the Northeast late tomorrow into early Saturday, causing spotty showers. Aside from that, dry weather is likely to persist in the Northeast well into next week.

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    2. As unsettled weather, including mountain snow, settles into the Western states, a southwesterly flow of warm air will erase the weekend coolness in the Northeast as we go through next week. It would not be surprising to see high temperatures near 80 in the middle of next week at least as far north as Albany, New York, and Providence, Rhode Island. These upper-air maps show the trend:

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    This is for Friday afternoon.

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    By next Monday, a ridge is over the East, and warm air is returning to the Northeast. The ridge is forecast to flatten later next week, but the flow still favors above-average temperatures from the lower Great Lakes into (at least) southern New England.

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