While a storm at the coast will weaken and slip southward this weekend, it probably will not be enough to get rid of the damp weather across Washington, D.C., this weekend.
Periods of rain and drizzle are forecast through Sunday morning in eastern Virginia to central Maryland.
The rain will remain on the light side during this time, causing more of a nuisance to those with outdoor plans than flooding problems.
Even as part of the atmosphere tries to dry out Sunday, moisture may get stuck in the lowest layers so that low clouds continue, perhaps causing flight delays due to low ceilings.
The return of meaningful sunshine will finally come by Monday, Columbus Day.
For folks seeking bright autumn foliage, your best bet is to head to northern Pennsylvania or to the western slopes of the Appalachians in West Virginia.
Stormy weather will continue at the beaches this weekend. In fact, more rain will dampen the Virginia Capes and Outer Banks through Monday after the lull on Friday. Problems with rough surf, beach erosion and flooding at times of high tide will continue.
Springlike warmth will pour from the Plains to the East over the next few days before another winter storm unfolds at midweek.
The same system responsible for bringing rain to the Northwest over the weekend will deliver snow to the Rockies and Plains for the start of this week.
Although spring is on the horizon, the detrimental impacts of this year's harsh winter still loom as threats for roof collapses continue.
Despite a springlike start to the week, winter and substantial snow will make a comeback across the Midwest and Northeast at midweek.
Philadelphia will continue to experience a taste of spring before colder air and a winter storm arrive at midweek.
New York City will continue to experience a taste of spring before winter makes a comeback at midweek.
New York/New England (1888)
The Blizzard of '88. (See also March 12). Middletown, CT - 50" of snow Concord, NH - 27.5" of snow Newark, NJ - 19" of snow
New England/ New York (1959)
20" of snow; blizzard conditions, transportation paralyzed.
Record heavy snowfall: "one of the most paralyzing snowstorms in decades." Inwood had 48" on the ground by end of the storm.