A reinforcing push of dry air will steer rain away from much of the New York City area into midweek.
A zone of drenching showers, thunderstorms and localized flooding will take aim on parts of Virginia and the Delmarva Peninsula into Tuesday, but only very spotty showers, at most, are forecast farther to the north.
At this time it appears that any heavy rain will not reach the New York City area until Wednesday night or Thursday. The dry spell is good news for those recovering from flooding during this past week.
People driving or catching connecting flights farther south could experience delays from Tuesday on.
Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will extend from the Upper Midwest to the lower mid-Atlantic during much of the week including such cities as Minneapolis, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.
Temperatures this week will be near to slightly-below average. Typical highs and lows for mid-August are 82 and 68 degrees respectively.
A few days of above-average warmth are possible during the last week of August, where temperatures may reach the upper 80s to near 90.
A large area of wet soil conditions from the Midwest to the East will continue to hold back high temperatures in general. A significant amount of the sun's energy will be use evaporating this moisture, rather than heating the ground and lower atmosphere.
At least seven people were injured when a powerful earthquake struck western Japan on Friday afternoon.
Tropical moisture from a system moving up the US East Coast could help to enhance rainfall and bring gusty winds to New England and Atlantic Canada this weekend.
Typhoon Haima made a second landfall in southeastern China on Friday after leaving at least seven dead in the northern Philippines.
A dramatic change to colder weather, and in some cases a taste of winter with snow, will take place into this weekend.
The changing of the seasons will bring beneficial rainfall to northern Brazil, a region that has experienced severe drought over the past several years.
Powerful solar storms can devastate the world's interconnected power grids, airline operations, satellites and communications networks.
Raleigh-Durham, NC (2000)
No precipitation since September 26th, a record long dry spell. (The month ended with only a trace of rain.)
San Salvador Island (1492)
Columbus made landfall on San Salvador Island under clear skies -- fortunately he met no hurricanes on First Voyage through March, 1493.
Salano's Storm prevented Spanish admiral from attacking Pensacola.