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.
Strong thunderstorms will target the northeastern United States on Monday but will fail to sweep away the heat wave baking the region.
Dangerous heat will surge northward and send temperatures rising across the northwestern United States this week.
A stifling heat wave will remain entrenched across the Northeast this week, despite a brief reprieve in humidity for some.
Downpours will spread from the lower Mississippi Valley to eastern and central Texas early this week, delivering needed rain but raising the concern for flash flooding.
A renewed risk of severe weather will threaten portions of the north-central United States early this week.
Off New England (1956)
The Andrea Doria, weighing 29,000 tons was rammed by Swedish liner Stockholm, weighing 12,644 tons, near Nantucket Lightship, MA. Andrea Doria was moving westward through fog while the Stockholm moving eastward in clear weather. Andrea Doria emerged from the fog across bow of Stockholm. Andrea Doria sank 12 hours later; 51 killed by impact or drowned before or during rescue attempts.
St. Bonaventure, Quebec (1975)
A tornado struck in the early morning hours wiping out 65 percent of the town, killing 3 persons and injuring 45. 300 persons were left homeless, and at least 100 buildings were destroyed.
Lawton, OK (1990)
A thunderstorm cluster brought 11" of rain.