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Rain to advance across Northeast Saturday followed by cold wnds Sunday

November 17, 2017; 10:19 AM

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1. Today is national homemade bread day, reminding us that all those with a gift for home baking play important rolls in our communities. In the weather department, fresh, accurate forecasts are important. A good forecaster is bread to help give what's kneaded. That's how we make our dough. If we're wrong, that's when folks give us flax. Yesterday, some rain moved through much of the I-95 corridor. The system responsible is moving off the to the yeast. With a mix of clouds and sun and a wind that's not loafing, dry air is slicing in today.

Tomorrow, moist air will approach. In the I-95 corridor, the nice weather will be toast by evening and rain will pepper each farm. Then on Sunday, cold air won't be loafing. Snow squalls downwind from the Great Lakes could make some travel plans could go a-rye. Don't get caraway on your speeds if you're heading that way.

Next week, we'll be watching to see if energy from the west gives rise to an eastern storm. For now, it just looks like another cold front will come through with shower at midweek. In case you wondered, Thanksgiving would then be dry and chilly with wholesome sunbeams. Since today's models have a short shelf life, anything we say about next week may turn out to be half-baked.

When tragedy hits, it is heartwarming to hear about how regular people pitch in to help. It reminds me of the legend of Mr. Nickle. In one town, the fire company was called out to help pump basements. Just after things had gone a-rye, the chief yelled out, "Get the pumper, Nickle."

2. This map shows the pressure pattern as of early this morning:

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The high pressure area moving east from the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes will provide sunshine today. As the high moves away, south winds will bring moist mild air into the Northeast late tomorrow and tomorrow night.

3. This map shows the arrangement of clouds and precipitation:

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The northwest flow over the western part of the map will move all the way to the East Coast by Sunday night.

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

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