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.
There were storms along the flight path, AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Dave Samuhel said.
While lacking across a large part of the United States on Christmas Day, arctic air is set to make a comeback during the final days of 2014.
Ski areas will welcome the fresh power that will blanket mountains from the Alps and Apennines into the Balkans.
A storm will spread rain and disruptive snow across southeast Europe Sunday into Monday.
As snow winds down over the Central states during the weekend between Christmas and New Year's Day, a new storm will ramp up over the Northwest and will lead to travel disruptions.
There is the risk of flooding from Louisiana to Alabama this weekend, while rain may lead to travel delays in a large part of the South and spotty rain and snow reach the Northeast.
New England (1839)
Third of Triple snowstorms - 24" of snow in Hartford; Worcester pressure: 28.77"; Boston - whole gales swept coast - studied by Redfield & Espy.
Coldest December morning in Iowa: 104 stations averaged -24.6 degrees.
Port Scott, KS (1954)
26" of snow, greatest 24 hour.