Another storm system is moving up along a slow-moving cool front and will spread a dose of drenching rain over much of the I-95 Northeast tonight.
While the soaking rain is needed, it will foil some evening plans and slow travel. The good news is the rain will head out well ahead of the Mother's Day weekend.
Rain from the first storm system was still falling over southeastern New England this afternoon, but a new slug of rain was already swinging up from the south.
Most of the rain tonight will focus from the I-95 corridor to the beaches and offshore from the Delmarva Peninsula to New England. Spotty showers and patches of light rain will occur over the central and northern Appalachians.
During this evening, there is the potential for some rather disruptive downpours from Virginia to the New York metro area. At least part of this area will experience a couple of heavy, gusty thunderstorms.
The core of that steady rain will then spread into southern and eastern New England Thursday, while tapering off from southeast to northeast from Virginia to New York City.
As chilly air rolls in aloft, spotty afternoon showers will develop over the eastern Great Lakes Thursday. These could wander across the Appalachians in the form of a gusty thundershower during the afternoon and evening.
Friday and Saturday will be dry over the region. In most areas, that nice weather will hold into Mother's Day.
As the sun begins to sink down beneath the horizon Thursday evening, the moon will partially eclipse the fiery star and cast a narrow shadow upon the Earth.
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A new moon will allow for the perfect background for the Orionid Meteor Shower, set to peak on Tuesday Oct. 21 and into the morning of Oct. 22.
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Storms, including Ana, are lining up over the northern Pacific, en route to the northwestern United States and British Columbia.
Attention in the tropics will turn to the swath from southeastern Mexico to Cuba and Florida, where a new tropical system may form late this week.
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Austin, TX (1984)
$14 million damage from a severe hailstorm. (The storm covered 20 mi. x 5 mi. area.)
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