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Cold and dry weather stay in the Northeast all week

December 04, 2018; 9:16 AM

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With a high pressure area in the Midwest and low pressure area east of New England, the Northeastern states are in a northwesterly flow of cold, dry air. The upper air flow is coming from western Canada down through the Great Lakes region and over to the East Coast. Several minor disturbances are embedded in this flow, each one capable of enhancing cloudiness and snow flurries. Downwind from the Great Lakes, the snow will be more persistent and under some of the snow bands, several inches will accumulate during the next few days. The map above shows the the basic weather pattern including widespread north and northwest winds.

The following map shows what computer models are telling us about the late-week weather pattern:

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It's a storm like this where it turns northeastward, and upon reaching the East coast, there can be heavy snow and ice. However, most of the computer models suggest that instead the storm will head eastward out to sea. Areas from the south-central Plains to the higher elevations of the Carolinas could get significant snowfall. Since this will be an important weathermaker, we'll be tracking it all week here on Accuweather.com.

Here is today's forecast video:

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

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