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.
Tropical Depression Eight could become a tropical storm while brushing the North Carolina coast with rough surf, downpours and locally gusty thunderstorms into midweek.
Tropical Depression Nine developed just south of Florida on Sunday and will turn toward the northeastern Gulf Coast of the United States later this week.
Another strong tropical disturbance has moved off the coast of Africa and bears watching for strengthening and impact on the Caribbean and the United States during September.
Two tropical systems, Madeline and Lester, could pose hazards to Hawaii from the middle of the week into Labor Day weekend.
Though the summer season is winding down, forecasters are predicting a warm start to fall across the Northeast — a weather pattern that could spell bad news for fall foliage lovers.
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