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Thanksgiving week to be mostly dry in the Northeast

November 21, 2017; 3:43 AM

1. The pressure analysis shows a band of windy weather from Illinois to New Jersey. The wind drops off considerably just to the south of this zone, as suggested by the much greater spacing of isobars there. A high pressure area in the South dominates Eastern weather. Since the high has gone into the South, the clockwise flow around it will send milder air into the Northeast.

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2. Looking ahead to Wednesday, travel conditions look very good from the Chicago area to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Farther northeast along I-95, rainfall could be a concern, especially in the morning.

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3. Thanksgiving Day looks fine for much of the Midwest and Northeast. Snow showers may occur from lakes Erie and Ontario eastward on Wednesday. On Thursday, there could be snow showers from Michigan to central New York and northern New England. Here is the GFS ensemble mean map from the 1 a.m. ET run today for Thursday afternoon:

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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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