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    Midsummer Heat Returns, Then Departs

    By Elliot Abrams, AccuWeather chief meteorologist
    9/09/2013, 7:02:00 AM

    Monday 9AM

    Today's video shows the weather we should expect week from the Great Lakes to the Middle and North Atlantic states (which I collectively call "The Northeast"). McCook, Neb., roasted in 105-degree heat yesterday, and the temperature will take a run at 90 or higher in Chicago today and tomorrow, then In Philadelphia tomorrow and Wednesday. A cold front crossing the Great Lakes late Wednesday and Thursday will reach the I-95 corridor by Friday morning to chase the heat and replace with it with gusty and cool north winds. Strong thunderstorms can develop along and ahead of the cold front.

    As hot and humid air advances from Illinois and Iowa toward Michigan and Ohio, thunderstorms have broken out this morning. Parts of south-central and southwest Michigan got more than an inch of rain in a short time this morning. One spot in Kent County, Mich., recorded more than 5.6 inches of rain! There is some question how far east the thunderstorms will make it before losing support.


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