The last gasp in the series of severe weather will affect part of the I-95 corridor for the evening drive Monday.
A storm system and trailing cold front have produced over 100 incidents of severe weather in the central and southwestern United States, including nearly a dozen reports of possible tornadoes. That system has reached the East Coast Monday.
The area from the Delmarva and southeastern Virginia to southeastern Georgia will be in an area favorable for thunderstorms Monday afternoon into the evening.
Some of the storms will be briefly severe with blinding downpours and strong wind gusts. There is the potential for flash and urban flooding as well as a few downed trees and sporadic power outages.
As the storms and their downpours push toward the coast, roadway and flight delays are possible.
The greatest potential for localized severe weather is from Richmond and Norfolk, Va. to Raleigh and Wilmington, N.C., Myrtle Beach and Charleston, S.C., and Savannah, Ga.
Locally gusty thunderstorms and disruptive downpours will also reach part of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City metro areas into Monday evening rush.
Drenching rain and thunder will swing across New England Monday night.
Be alert for rapidly changing weather conditions if you will be on the road or outdoors.
Slightly cooler weather will follow the rain and storms for Tuesday and Wednesday. However, it will be a far cry from the chill the delivered a frost and freeze to many areas at the start of this past weekend. Temperatures will trend above normal later in the week.
Several storms will bring periods of rain and gusty winds to the west coast of the United States next week with the potential for one of these to reach Southern California.
Colder weather, and in some cases, a taste of winter with snow will continue to invade the northeastern United States this weekend.
Dry weather set to dominate the southern United States into November will only worsen the already extreme drought conditions.
The changing of the seasons will bring beneficial rainfall to northern Brazil, a region that has experienced severe drought over the past several years.
Rain will continue to cause travel delays and raise the risk of isolated flooding in parts of the northeastern United States and Atlantic Canada into Saturday evening.
Damaging storms pounded the Pacific Northwest, while two powerful typhoons struck the Philippines within a four-day span.
Tuscaloosa, AL (1994)
Lightning struck during Alabama-Mississippi football game. 3 people were injured.
Kansas City, MO (1996)
6.5" of snow. 8 million dollars damage from downed trees and powerlines.
SW Caribbean (1998)
Tropical Storm Mitch formed. Mitch went on to lead to devastating flooding and loss of life across Central America later in the month.