Soaking rain will continue its slow journey from the Tennessee Valley into the Carolinas through Monday, ruining outdoor plans and heightening concerns for flash flooding.
The steadiest rain through Monday will be centered from the North Carolina coast into Indiana with thunder being limited to east of the Appalachian Mountains.
Cities in the path of this soaker include Greensboro and Charlotte, N.C., Roanoke, Va., Cincinnati, Ohio, Charleston and Parkersburg, W.Va.
Although this will be the main focus of the heavy rain, showers will extend as far west as Missouri and as far south as Alabama.
There is concern that the rain will pour down heavy enough to spark some incidents of flash flooding through Monday.
That is especially true in low-lying and poor drainage areas, as well as along the eastern slopes of the southern Appalachians and from northeast Georgia to southwest Virginia where the rain will total 2 to 4 inches.
Even where flooding does not result, residents and visitors can expect slow travel and spoiled outdoor plans.
Disruptions from the weather could also continue after the steadier rain's passage with spottier showers and thunderstorms, not dry weather, following in its footsteps.
It is not just umbrellas that those across the South and Mid-Atlantic will continue to pull out of the closet through Monday, but also jackets as the rain and accompanying clouds are holding temperatures significantly below typical early May highs.
Highs will be held to the 60s--even the 50s in the mountains--from Mississippi to the Ohio Valley, where 70s are much more common this time of year.
Further warming will occur on Tuesday when the storm delivering the rain begins to press across the Northeast, ending the current stretch of dry and sunny weather.
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After an earthquake hit in the area, the Bardarbunga volcano erupted Friday in Iceland, causing a temporary no-fly order.
The North Central states face the most adverse weather this Labor Day weekend, in the form of severe storms and tornadoes which will threaten lives and travelers.
As Cristobal loses its tropical characteristics, attention is turning toward the Bay of Campeche for potential development next week.
The Pittsburgh area will have a turbulent stretch of sun and intermittent thunderstorms for the next several days, including storms that could impact Labor Day weekend plans.
An outbreak of severe weather, including tornadoes, will evolve on Sunday from the northern and central Plains to part of the Upper Midwest.
After another big cooldown, warm and humid weather will bounce back in Boston, during the Labor Day weekend.
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A total of 9.6 inches of rain -- wettest August on record.
New England (1816)
"Year in which there was no summer", otherwise known to weather historians as "1800 and frozen to death" killing frost once again damages sparse corn corp in northern New England...loss of this and other crops led to severe famine in much of New England that winter...and helped spur western migration in spring of 1817.
New England (1965)
A total of 2.5 inches of snow on top of Mt. Washington set an August record. Vermont had a reading of only 25 degrees, while Nantucket had a chilly 39 degrees. Earliest freeze on record at many stations.