Another Dose of Rain for the Coastal Northeast

May 9, 2012; 4:53 AM ET
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For some in the I-95 Northeast corridor, it will be a wet drive home tonight and a wet drive in Thursday. (flickr image by versageek)

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.

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