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Northeast cold and dry into the weekend, but what about the storm?

December 05, 2018; 9:37 AM

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The main thing on the surface map is the Western northwesterly floor of chilly air that affects most of the Northeast. However, there are some relatively small disturbances....weak troughs embedded in the westerly flow. Many of those troughs are associated with patches of clouds and some snow showers, but there are no big storms on the map. We do expect a major storm to form in the South Central states. It can cause widespread snow and ice from the south-central Plains all the way to the central Appalachians. Here's the big question. When the storm gets into the East , will it take a left turn and come up East Coast as a northeaster, or will it follow the track show by most computer models and head straight out to sea without affecting the area from Maryland to Maine??


I don't think we will know the answer to the big question for another few days, but this video shows the thinking behind our current forecast:

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

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