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.
A wet weekend is in store for the eastern United States as rounds of rain and thunderstorms move over the region.
Severe thunderstorms spawned tornadoes in major metropolitan areas, while wildfires raged in the West and flooding downpours persisted in the East.
As much of the West continues to be plagued by intense drought, the production of favorite and trendy foods may be more challenging for states operating in dry conditions.
Since the movie "Jaws," inspired by 1916 shark attacks, the number of shark attacks has been on the rise due to human and seal population increases, shark migration and warming temperatures.
Japan and South Korea face tropical floods into this weekend; the danger of a typhoon looms for next week.
Bertha is forecast to take a curved path near the islands in the northeastern Caribbean this weekend, then to stay off the East Coast of the United States next week.
A total of 5.31" of rain.
New England (1975)
"Hot Saturday" 107 degrees in New Bedford and Chester, MA All-time hottest day - 104 degrees in Providence, RI (also all-time record for state) 100 degrees in Nantucket for the first time
Heat wave continues for the following: Abilene - 41 consecutive days of 98 degrees or higher, tied 1952 record. Dallas/Ft. Worth - 41st consecutive day of 100 degrees + El Paso - 51st consecutive day of 100 degrees +