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Colder in the Northeast

January 09, 2019; 9:16 AM

The morning surface analysis shows a storm over Maine and a high-pressure area over Arkansas. A broad northwesterly flow of cold air is channeled between these two features. Snow showers are common from the Great Lakes downwind into the Appalachians.

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The following picture has nothing to do with today's weather, but I thought it looked pretty. When the sun's rays pass through a longer distance of atmosphere than usual, the red component of the light is scattered out so it becomes dominant.

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This picture shows the Northeast storm, with cloudiness across to South Central states, and extensive cloudiness associated with a storm just coming ashore on the West Coast. That storm may evolve into a heavy precipitation producer for parts of the Southeast including a nasty assortment of snow, ice and rain in North Carolina and snow for much of the Ohio Valley and Middle Atlantic regions. We should know more specifics about this storm as we go through tomorrow and Friday.

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The GFS model showed this forecast for Saturday evening. There is a large area of mainly light snow from Missouri to Pennsylvania and dry a covering most of New England.

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

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