While a nor'easter still lingers offshore, conditions will improve along the mid-Atlantic coast as the week progresses.
Dry weather and partly sunny skies will replace the clouds, rain, drizzle and wind that have been dominating the mid-Atlantic's weather recently as high pressure wins out over the nor'easter.
Areas that may stay stuck underneath the clouds are southern Virginia into the Carolinas.
There will be a skinny band of showers from the central Appalachians to New England along a front into Monday night.
Later this week, weather systems will resume their normal west-to-east motion and the storm lingering along the mid-Atlantic coast will get kicked out to sea.
Bathers and operators of small craft at the mid-Atlantic and Carolina beaches should continue to exercise caution, even after the dry weather returns.
The storm has weakened enough that the risk of coastal flooding is minimal but there can still be some rough surf and seas from Virginia to the southern tip of Florida.
Strong and severe thunderstorms from Canada and the northern Plains will shift into the Midwest and Ohio Valley in time for the weekend.
Former Typhoon Matmo continues to wreak havoc across portions of China.
Stormy weather will be the theme for the weekend across the Midwest and Ohio Valley with several chances for severe thunderstorms.
A tornado touched down and wreaked havoc at Cherrystone Campground in Virginia on Thursday morning, causing two fatalities and leaving 36 injured.
After temperatures briefly climb to typical midsummer levels, another cooldown will roll into the Midwest and expand to the East for the last part of July.
An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people disappeared from radar as it traveled from Burkina Faso to the Algerian capital, The Associated Press reported, as storms pushed south of the area of lost contact.
Rowan, NC (1996)
4" of rain in 45 minutes.
Southern California (1996)
7-10 foot swells on the beaches from a powerful storm south of Tahiti. Life guards had to make more than 500 rescues due to the rough surf.
Los Angeles, CA (1891)
Heat wave; 109 degrees.