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Warm weather now, but cooling through the week

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Situation for Noon Eastern Time, Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New England will not contend with any rain today, except for some afternoon clouds. A strong low pressure spinning in northern Quebec will funnel in warm, moist air from the southern U.S. This will raise temperatures well into the 80s°F for today and tomorrow. Then, a cold front should approach on Wednesday, providing an opportunity for some pop-up thunderstorms. A cooler air mass will follow the front’s passage on Thursday, as well as clear skies by the weekend.

Fortunately, the weather this past week allowed Hurricane Katia to steer away from New England. A similar story is setting up this week regarding Tropical Storm Maria. The cold front passing through on Thursday will help “bump” Maria further into the Atlantic. This will spare New England from any tropical systems in the near future. But do remember, the Atlantic hurricane season is still in full swing until the end of November.