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.
Rain and thunderstorms spreading to the East on Tuesday will put the brakes on the warmup following Easter weekend.
While remaining on a localized level through Tuesday, severe weather will ramp up across the Plains on Wednesday.
Although spring may be in full swing, more than one-third of the Great Lakes remains covered in ice.
A potent area of low pressure moving into the West will dictate the weather from Washington to Texas heading into the new week.
After taking a tumble Easter Sunday, temperatures will quickly rebound in Boston for Patriots' Day.
There hasn't been any measurable precipitation in San Francisco since April 4.
Southeastern VA (1991)
Torrential rain; 5.89" at Norfolk broke the 24-hour record for April (5.19" set in 1883). This was the most rain in one event since Hurricane Cleo dumped 11.40" from August 31 to September 1, 1964.
Omaha, NE (1992)
Snowfall of 9.3" -- only the 6th time in 100 years that over 1.5" of snow has fallen after April 15th. Only 13.3 inches fell for the entire season before this storm. Other snow totals: Brownsville, NE 14.0" Blair, NE 12.5" Offutt AFB, NE 12.0" Eppley, NE 10.0" Kansas City, MO 2.7"
Sacramento, CA (1880)
7.24" of rain, heaviest in 24 hours.