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    Elliot Abrams

    Summer goes into OT in the Northeast

    By Elliot Abrams, AccuWeather chief meteorologist
    9/22/2017, 10:47:40 AM

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    1. Jose's high-level moisture spread out yesterday and last night. The following map shows that clouds had spread all way west into Ohio. However, this cloudiness is not causing any precipitation and, in many areas, is so thin that the sun shines through it. One place where the weather feels nastier this morning than yesterday is extreme eastern New England. At Providence and Boston, the wind is still gusting past 30 mph like it was, but the RealFeel® temperature has been as much as 20 degrees lower this morning. The pressure pattern map follows the clouds-fog-and rain map.

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    The storm should finally weaken and drift far enough away to promote clearing along the New England coast during the weekend, and temperatures could reach past 80 around Boston on Sunday. Once the warm air takes hold, it will stay until a cold front arrives late next week.

    2. Maria remains a dangerous hurricane as it passes east of the Turks and Caicos islands. The map below shows the multi model assortment of track forecasts. Most track predictions keep the storm east of the United States mainland. Some outliers exist, reminding us to remain attentive as new information comes in this weekend and beyond.

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    3. I would like to thank the National Weather Association for the award they gave me at their annual meeting yesterday in California. When I saw the lineup of tropical storm on the maps a couple of weeks ago, I decided I might be more useful back in the office. In any case, the National Weather Association is a great organization. I encourage people just entering the field to join!

    The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com

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