This week has ended with a dose of heavy rain and the risk of flash and urban flooding around Baltimore, ahead of the 2014 Preakness Stakes.
A front responsible for torrential rainfall in Texas has joined with tropical moisture from the Atlantic.
As this corridor of moisture pivots through the area into Friday midday, the rainfall produced could be heavy enough to cause incidents of flash and urban flooding, along with significant travel delays and disruptions to outdoor activities.
Friday afternoon will bring cool conditions in the wake of the heavy rainfall with only spotty showers. Evening travel conditions will improve locally.
A storm in the upper levels of the atmosphere will bring slightly cooler-than-average temperatures over the weekend. Temperatures typically range from a low in the middle 50s to a high in the middle 70s.
Saturday looks to be mostly free of rain for the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico and will bring good drying conditions for the track.
For folks heading to the track or attending ball games, graduations and weddings, chilly air aloft associated with the storm could bring brief very spotty showers, during the afternoon and evening hours Saturday and Sunday.
Following a southward push of cool, dry air at midweek, clouds, showers and higher humidity will return to the Northeast.
Even though the tremendous rains have come and gone, flooding will continue on the major rivers in the South Central states for the next couple of weeks.
Severe weather, including isolated tornadoes, will once again target the nation's midsection into Wednesday night.
Summer heat to set the stage for thunderstorms from England to France and Germany on Friday and Saturday.
Major Hurricane Blanca will threaten Baja California with flooding rain and damaging winds this weekend.
While the center of Andres will remain a thousand miles away, its moisture will still get drawn into the Western United States and enhance thunderstorm activity later this week.