After a period of dry air, drenching showers will survive the trip into New York City from the Midwest.
At this time, it appears the greatest risk of downpours heavy enough to cause flash and urban flooding will be well west of the city.
However, people driving or flying to and from that direction may encounter some delays.
Temperatures are forecast to remain near or slightly below average through the weekend. Temperatures typically range from a low of 67 to a high of 82 F.
During next week, there are signs of some hot weather for a few days, especially during the second half of the week. Temperatures may hit 90 degrees.
AccuWeather will also be watching for an uptick in tropical activity during the last part of August. September is typically the most active month in terms of tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin.
Rounds of severe thunderstorms, including the potential for flooding rain and tornadoes, will continue to erupt over the central United States this week.
Summerlike warmth will make it feel like the 90s F at times in the eastern United States through Memorial Day weekend, despite localized rainfall.
Conditions will become favorable for tropical development over the Atlantic Ocean, in the vicinity of the southeastern United States toward the end of May and into early June.
Showers and thunderstorms may strike during Corpus Christi events across Germany on Thursday.
Frequent showers are expected throughout the music festival that will take place in late June.
As millions prepare to take part in Memorial Day weekend events, showers, storms and a potential tropical system could threaten outdoor activities and travel plans during the extended weekend.
Newton, NJ (1925)
96 degrees on the 23rd; 39 degrees on the morning of the 24th.
West Coast (1982)
Heat wave: San Francisco, CA 91 degrees, (new record; previous record 79 in 1975) San Jose, CA 84 degrees Portland, OR 85 degrees (tied record)
North Texas (1986)
Severe thunderstorms produced 95 mph wind gusts and widespread damage. More than 3" of rain fell in less than an hour. A 29 year old women and 6 year old daughter drowned when the underpass they were driving into was flooded out.