While the week started on a dry note, a slow-moving storm has the potential to unload a couple of inches of rain on the Boston area through midweek.
The same storm responsible for severe weather and tornadoes over the Central and Southern states will send periods of rain into New Englandinto Thursday.
While the rain will alleviate brushfire conditions, it can bring problems on the other end of the spectrum, such as travel delays from flash and urban flooding, as well as poor visibility.
The storm system has the potential to disrupt Red Sox/Rays baseball at Fenway Park through Thursday evening.
During Thursday, the flow will become more west to southwesterly. From this direction, the chilly flow from the Atlantic Ocean will be turned off. However, eventually cooler air from the Midwest will filter east of the Appalachians this weekend.
The reversal of the winds will not end the chance of rain. The pattern could allow locally heavy, gusty thunderstorms to come calling on Thursday.
Spotty showers from the ancient storm over the Midwest will settle over the region this weekend.
The threat for potentially damaging thunderstorms will shift eastward across Europe through midweek.
The Balkan Peninsula will get a taste of summer through the midweek.
Parts of this week will feel more like summer across the Midwest and Northeast with the warmest days of 2015 so far.
Wind, seas and surf will build in advance of what could potentially become the first tropical system of 2015 along the southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States this week.
Daily episodes of severe thunderstorms and flooding downpours will impact the Plains this week, possibly lingering into the weekend.
Severe winter weather played a major role in paltry U.S. economic growth in the first quarter of 2015, but hopes are high for an increase in spring and summer sales in regions that were gripped by a long winter.
Record cold moved into the Great Lakes. New records set at Grand Rapids (28 degrees) and Marquette (21 degrees).
Moscow, Russia (1987)
Excess pollen caused rain to turn green in some parts of the city.
Chesnee, SC (1989)
A 700-yard-wide tornado lifts a 1,000 pound bale of hay and carries it for five miles. Two people killed by the storm.