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    Showers and Thunderstorms Move Northeast

    By Elliot Abrams, AccuWeather chief meteorologist
    6/10/2014, 5:30:39 AM

    Tuesday morning

    This video includes forecast ideas through the coming weekend. One thing not stressed yet is how computer models are suggesting that the warmest weather so far this season may visit for a few days starting later in the weekend.

    Showers and thunderstorms early this morning were concentrated over southeastern Pennsylvania, eastern Maryland and Delaware. The following map showed conditions just after 7:30 a.m. ET. Shortly afterward, the whole area of showers and thunderstorms weakened dramatically and had virtually vanished by 9 a.m. ET.


    In recent years, the National Weather Service has worked to develop new forecast guidance products designed to improve forecasts and their usefulness. You can see some of these these on the Accuweather.com professional site. One suite of forecasts undergoing continuous development and improvement is called Rapid Refresh. Detailed hourly maps showing various forecast parameters are produced each hour. One product assesses lightning risk. This map is an example, and is a forecast for 3 p.m. ET today. Keep in mind that to use this product most effectively, you need to watch it hourly because details can change rapidly.


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    Elliot Abrams