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 a bout with lower temperatures early this weekend, temperatures will rebound for warm weather into early next week; however, a lack of rain will do little to alleviate the drought.
Temperatures will rebound into the weekend and will provide a warm start to next week. However, very little rain is expected to alleviate the ongoing drought.
Following a cooldown at midweek for Detroit, temperatures will remain below normal most days through the weekend.
Remnants of thunderstorms on the High Plains from Wednesday will re-fire farther east over the Mississippi Valley Thursday into Thursday night.
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Mathis, TX (1990)
A stationary thunderstorm dumped about 8" of rain in two hours at a grain elevator just west of town.
Caldwell, TX (1990)
13.4" of rain in the span of 3 hours.
Baltimore, MD (1991)
Hail 1-1/2" in diameter fell north of Baltimore City.