After a fantastic start to the weekend across much of the East Coast, the weather is set to take a downhill turn in the upcoming days.
Sunshine dominating much of the East Coast today will soon be replaced by an expanding area of rain and thunderstorms.
The culprits behind the impending unsettled weather are Tropical Storm Alberto, another low off the East Coast and an eastward-moving cold front that is threatening the Plains with severe weather.
Some rain will spread inland to I-95 across the Carolinas tonight into Sunday, while brisk winds threaten to stir up the surf at the beaches from North Carolina to the Delmarva.
Rain will continue to spread northward on Monday, causing sunglasses to be replaced by umbrellas in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia as temperatures tumble.
Each day into Monday, showers and thunderstorms will rattle the East Coast south of the rain area. The chance for showers and thunderstorms will then encompass nearly the entire East Coast on Tuesday.
The main impact of the upcoming wet weather will be to ruin outdoor plans since flooding downpours are only a concern across coastal North Carolina due to Tropical Storm Alberto.
In fact, any rainfall throughout the Southeast would help ease the ongoing drought. The bad news is that significant rain is set to bypass the extremely dry areas in Georgia.
With the return of wet weather in the Northeast, many people are asking: When will the rain go away?
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A system with rain and thunderstorms will bring both good and bad news to the western United States later this week.
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Fallon, NV (1995)
1.92" of rain (4th-5th)... about 40% of their normal annual rainfall.
Lowell, MA (1761)
Five inches of snow. "A very stormy day of snow, an awful sight, the trees green and the ground white. The sixth day the trees in a blow and fields covered with snow", Town Clerk of Ashford, Ebenser Byles.
Great tornado; started near Hungry Town, passed through Nottoway and Dinwiddie to Petersburg and Prince George.