After a muggy and stormy Labor Day, much of the East will be refreshed with lowering humidity through midweek.
The same cold front that brought afternoon showers and thunderstorms across the East on Labor Day will clear the Northeast Coast on Tuesday night. Another round of showers and thunderstorms will accompany the front as it passes through.
Cities such as Boston, Mass.; Providence, R.I.; and Bangor, Maine, have showers and thunderstorms in the forecast for Tuesday evening.
Additional rain could further aggravate flooding problems left over from Labor Day in the East.
In Cranston, R.I., heavy rain from thunderstorms left 60 people homeless when their houses were suddenly flooded. In the first two days of September, Providence already received almost 90 percent of the typical monthly rainfall.
However, in the wake of the front bringing these storms, low humidity will arrive in the region by the evening.
Dew points throughout the weekend were in the upper 60s to lower 70s across the Northeast, but after the passing of the front, dew points will be in the 50s along the coast and in the 40s over parts of the interior. Over a large part of the South, dew point temperatures will drop into the 60s.
The mid-Atlantic down through much of the Southeast will be feeling pleasant with at least some sunshine through Wednesday.
This high pressure will remain over the East for much of the week from Maine to the Carolinas. Farther south, the tail end of the front will linger along the Gulf Coast and bring showers and thunderstorms.
Looking forward to the coming weekend, another front will push through the Northeast. This will bring the chance for showers and thunderstorms and will be followed by even cooler air.
A train of storms will continue to deliver rain to the Pacific Northwest with one particular storm this weekend likely to be the strongest of the bunch.
A major storm centered on Christmas Eve will affect the Midwest and East with strong winds, areas of heavy snow, wind-swept rain and thunderstorms.
With many winter storms lined up, snow will create a wintry setting for Christmas in some areas.
Several fast-moving storm systems will bring unsettled weather to the British Isles and northern Europe this week.
A potent cold front will bring much cooler air and a flood threat to parts of South America this weekend.
In a rare event late last week, visitors to Grand Canyon National Park were able to see fog roll into the canyon like a tide, blanketing the popular tourist attraction.
Record snowfall: Spokane, WA - 20.9"; Yakima, WA - 21.4".
Bennet Bridge, NY (1975)
Lake effect snowburst; 34" snow.
Valparaiso, IN (1981)
Heavy lake effect snowburst dumps 22" in just a 3-hour period.