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Cold weather to warm next week

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Situation for Noon Eastern Time, Friday, November 30, 2012

A series of unsettled weather will move through New England this weekend, bringing alternating periods of precipitation and warmth. Today and tomorrow will remain cold; however, expect temperatures to warm up by early next week.

The West Coast is gearing up for a wet storm cycle described by meteorologists as an “atmospheric river” because it can transport water vapor at a flow rate 15 times as strong as the Mississippi River (NOAA/ESRL). These storm conditions are likely to cause flooding in Northern California and heavy snow in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.