What's In Store For the Northeast
Tropical Storm Alberto is not a threat to the Northeast, but that will not stop the weather from taking a downhill turn after a fantastic weekend.
While sunglasses were a necessity this weekend, residents and visitors across the Northeast will soon be reaching for umbrellas before heading outdoors.
Gone will be the bright sunshine that provided a perfect weekend as the clouds streaming into the mid-Atlantic this afternoon encompass more of the Northeast tonight into Monday.
Also into Monday, rain will follow the clouds into the mid-Atlantic and southern New England with spottier showers reaching central New England Monday afternoon. Adding to the dreariness of the day, temperatures on Monday will be held below this weekend's pleasantly warm highs.
The rain and clouds are advancing in from the Atlantic, but that moisture is not associated with Tropical Storm Alberto.
The rain will instead be drawn inland by a non-tropical low that was closing out the weekend churning east of the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.
Following Monday's wet weather, a cold front approaching from the west will spark showers and thunderstorms throughout the Northeast on Tuesday.
Showers and thunderstorms will likely continue to disrupt outdoor activities on Wednesday since the front will fail to sweep through and provide a refreshing blast of drier air.
The front, however, will still work to steer Tropical Storm Alberto away from the Northeast, according to the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center.
Alberto will pass more than 200 miles off the Northeast coast Tuesday night into Wednesday after meandering offshore of South Carolina Monday and passing not far from the North Carolina Outer Banks Tuesday.
The demise of Alberto will come as it bypasses the Northeast and traverses the cooler waters of the northwestern Atlantic.
After the weekend concludes with a brief break from storms, heat and humidity, along with the threat for thunderstorms
The Bardarbunga volcano could be counting down toward impacting on millions of air travelers as the aviation alert level was raised on Saturday.
While Saturday felt nothing like a typical August day, a surge of warmer air is on the horizon for the Northeast next week.
Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to take shape later this weekend, then impact the Atlantic beaches and potentially other parts of the southeastern United States next week.
After a dry end to the weekend, a surge of warmth is on the horizon for Pittsburgh during the new week.
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