The storm that produced multiple killer tornadoes early in the week transitioned to more of a flood-producing rain storm as it came into the East. This map shows some of the rainfall reports around the New York City - New Jersey area:
Here is today's video.
Just before 10 a.m., a line of showers was moving across west-central Pennsylvania.
During the next few days, there will be spotty areas or lines of showers that pop up from the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley eastward. However, the persistent, large-scale downpours are moving away.
Once again, the rain will miss much of central and northern New England. The region has been in a dry spell, as evidenced by its appearance on this U.S Drought Monitor map.
A cold front crossed the Northeast yesterday. Looking at these maps, which show morning temperatures yesterday versus readings around the same time today, we can see that the biggest drop in temperatures occurred around the lower Great Lakes.
Much of eastern New England has been in a dry spell ever since the last snow melted. More dry weather is on the way from tomorrow through the end of the week. This radar image taken at mid-morning Tuesday is peppered with showers.
Cooling will also occur from Wisconsin into western Michigan as a cold front moves eastward. This map shows the arrangement of fronts and the area of relatively warm air between the two cool air masses:
The worst storms later in the weekend will precede the cold front that brings cooler air back into the Northeast next week. This map shows the threat as outlined by the NWS Storm Prediction Center:
With the dry weather now affecting the Northeast, are any signs of change? These two maps show the GFS-predicted total rainfall (1) between today and the end of this weekend and (2) between today and the Saturday of next weekend (Memorial Day weekend).