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    Elliot Abrams

    This return of summer is in for a fall

    By Elliot Abrams, AccuWeather chief meteorologist
    9/27/2017, 4:55:31 AM

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    1. With southwesterly flow aloft over the Northeast, unseasonably warm weather is continuing.


    This forecast is for tomorrow (Wednesday) morning.

    2. The following map shows areas of clouds, rain and fog around the country today (9-26-17).


    The pressure pattern includes a variety of weak entities (except for Tropical Storm Maria off the coast of the Carolina's and drifting slowly northward).


    3. The cold front now in the middle of the United States will move to the East Coast on Thursday. The upper-air pattern will change quite a bit, and is forecast to look like this on Friday morning. The trough on this map is predicted to strengthen a bit as it comes across the Appalachians on Saturday. Perhaps some showers will break out.


    4. However, this will not be a permanent change to chill. This forecast of the upper-air flow suggests warmer air will be streaming back into the Northeast early next week. This maps shows a forecast of the flow aloft next Monday:


    5. However, most models show that the pattern will be progressive. This suggests that after another round of warming, cooler air will return. Then again, the calendar suggests the same thing.

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


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