The flow of Atlantic moisture will yield to advancing dry air from New England and Canada during the middle of the week over the mid-Atlantic.
The swath from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., and others will have a clearing trend into Wednesday.
Areas farther south in Virginia will experience the rain and drizzle departing, followed by brightening skies.
As the misty conditions disperse, daytime temperatures will trend upward. Areas along the immediate coast will be the last to warm up, however.
The region is likely to be in for an extended period of rain-free weather that should last through much of the weekend in most locations.
The next potential for rain will come from a storm destined to bring snow from Colorado to Minnesota and perhaps renewed flooding problems in part of the Midwest later this week.
Tropical Depression Eight could become a tropical storm while brushing the North Carolina coast with rough surf, downpours and locally gusty thunderstorms early this week.
Following several stretches of unseasonable heat in August, September is set to yield lower temperatures across the United Kingdom.
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 will move off the coast of Africa early this week and bears watching for strengthening and impact on the Caribbean and the United States during September.
Typhoon Lionrock is poised to make landfall in Japan on Tuesday afternoon local time with heavy rainfall, damaging winds and an inundating storm surge.
Following a stormy weekend across Germany, a period of dry and more seasonable weather is in store this week.
Houston, TX (1980)
2.23 inches of rain fell in less than 1 hour. Streets were flooded in the downtown district and a tornado touched down briefly west of Houston at Sealy, TX.
Pittsburgh, PA (1982)
39 degrees, coldest ever in August.
Anchorage, AK (1989)
A total of 9.6 inches of rain -- wettest August on record.