An ocean storm well off of the East Coast will not threaten the Washington D.C., area through early this week leaving the area dry.
No widespread weather-related travel delays are expected early this week. In fact, it will be tranquil with a mixture of sunshine and clouds.
It will be warm for the most part early this week with afternoon highs in the upper 70s and low 80s. However, it will turn unusually warm Wednesday and Thursday as peak AccuWeather RealFeel temperatures approach 90 during the afternoons.
Rain-free weather will accompany the warming weather all this week.
Thunderstorms and soaking rain will threaten Memorial Day ceremonies, cookouts and vacations for millions on Monday.
Potent thunderstorms will target part of the Plains during a time when many will be outdoors celebrating Memorial Day.
Millions of people in the central United States dealing with relentless severe thunderstorms and downpours will have to continue to weather the volatile pattern a while longer.
Bonnie has weakened to a tropical depression but will remain capable of spreading downpours across the Eastern Seaboard of the United States.
Rainy weather will help to lessen the severity of the drought around Colombia and Venezuela in the coming months while drier-than-normal conditions make matters worse for the drought in Chile and northeastern Brazil.
Moisture from Bonnie will put outdoor Memorial Day plans in jeopardy from Washington, D.C., to Boston on Monday.
Ohio Valley (1982)
Severe thunderstorms: Tornado in Marion, IL killed 12, caused $100 million damage. Columbus, OH had a wind gust to 76 mph. Louisville, KY pelted by hail 2" in diameter.
Yuma, AZ (1877)
Severe two-day sandstorm.
Area from Wallace to Kearney counties: a great hailstorm caused $6 million damage.