The coastal storm that funneled heavy rain into Harrisburg and south-central Pennsylvania Thursday into Friday will continue settling south on Sunday.
Rain trended lighter and more intermittent on Saturday, but the overall weather will remain damp.
As of noon Friday, rain from the coastal storm brought about 7 inches at Capital City and Harrisburg International airports with nearly 6.75 inches falling at York and close to 4.5 inches at Lancaster.
While the storm near the coast is forecast to retreat southward over the weekend, it may be difficult to get rid of all of the moisture in the lowest layers of the atmosphere.
As a result, clouds, spotty light rain and drizzle will linger Saturday afternoon and Sunday.
For folks who have time off and are heading to the beaches, plan on indoor activities as conditions will be stormy from the Outer Banks to the Delmarva Peninsula, but some improvement is forecast for the New Jersey shore Sunday into Columbus Day.
Periods of rain will drench portions of the northeastern United States from midweek through Friday.
There is a significant chance the tropical system brewing near the Caribbean could take a turn toward the United States next week.
The final day of September will bring a rare lunar event that hasn’t occurred since March of 2014, a Black Moon.
Following some rain and gusty winds on Tuesday, a strong storm will target the United Kingdom on Thursday.
Typhoon Megi will threaten lives and property in eastern China into the middle of the week after slamming Taiwan.
Gusty winds will accompany a push of chilly air across the Great Lakes through Tuesday.
Denver, CO (1936)
Early heavy snow of 21.3 inches at airport in 60-hour storm. Storm caused $7 million damage to trees and shrubs in Denver area alone.
Gulf Coast of Mexico (1955)
Hurricane Janet hits with sustained winds of up to 175 mph.
East Coast (1985)
Hurricane Gloria passed over Cape Hatteras, NC about 2:00 a.m. EDT with a storm surge of 8-12 feet. The next point of landfall was Fire Island, NY (Long Island) around noon. The storm then raced northward through New England during the afternoon. At Diamond Shoal Light, just off Cape Hatteras, winds hit 98 mph with a peak gust of 120 mph. Bridgeport, CT had 75-mph gusts and Blue Hill Observatory had a gust of 82 mph.