A chilly rain is invading the Northeast. The highest elevations might even see a few flakes of snow.
The cold front responsible for ushering in a major cold wave across the eastern two-thirds of the country is moving away from the East Coast today, solidifying the final push of chilly air into the East.
Despite the cold front moving away, a storm is still bringing two bands of chilly rain to the Northeast. This includes Washington, D.C., New York City and Boston.
Highs will struggle into the low to mid-50s in all three cities as a period of rain dampens the region.
Farther west across the interior, the higher elevations will see their first snow of the season. It will primarily affect locales at 2,500 feet or higher.
The snowflakes will first fly across the mountains on West Virginia, western Maryland, and western Pennsylvania this afternoon before advancing into the mountains of New England tonight.
More tranquil weather will settle in on Monday as a high pressure system builds over the Northeast.
Despite the tranquility, the chilly weather will continue to be felt before a gradual warm-up through the middle of next week.
On the two-year anniversary of the EF-5 tornado that leveled Joplin, Mo., the town has deployed assistance to Moore, Okla.
The tornado tore through a path 17 miles long on Monday and had wind speeds as high as 200 mph.
Wednesday will be drier and less humid for recovery and clean up efforts.
The same storm system responsible for producing violent thunderstorms in Oklahoma recently will reach the Atlantic Seaboard Thursday.
Strong thunderstorms impacted areas from Texas and Louisiana to New England with large hail and damaging winds.
The atmospheric severe weather engine began firing on all cylinders this past weekend and reached full speed Monday over Oklahoma.
Liberal, KS (1933)
A powerful F4 tornado (winds 207-260 mph) hidden in a dust storm devastates the business district. 4 people were killed and 150 were injured. Tornado estimated to be 600 yards wide at times.
Lewistown, ME (1911)
101 degrees -- hottest ever in New England during May.
Southwestern & Central OK (1996)
Sinking air from dying thunderstorms cause unusual late night rise in temperature. Many places rose from upper 80s at 11:00PM to near 100 degrees by 3:00AM.