After a rather dry end to the week, heavy rain will shift to Atlantic Canada by Monday.
The storm system that has moved across Ontario and Quebec to end the week will continue shifting eastward Sunday, bringing some late showers to Nova Scotia.
Meanwhile, a tropical disturbance that ended the week just east of Bermuda is expected to move north towards Atlantic Canada.
Although this area will likely lose some tropical characteristics, the system will still stream some heavy rain from Nova Scotia and Newfoundland for Monday and Tuesday.
Rainfall amounts are expected as high as 1 inch in just a few hours, with locally up to 2 inches in total.
In addition to the soaking rains, gusty winds will be pushing into the area off the Atlantic.
Behind the frontal system, there will still be the chance for showers through the middle of the week.
With cloud cover also in the forecast, temperatures are expected to drop into the teens for the afternoon (50s in Fahrenheit), just below average for the second half of September.
As the skies darken Monday night, stargazers will have the chance to witness the streaking glow of the Ursid Meteor Shower, which will radiate from near Polaris.
While prospects for a white Christmas are grim along the I-95 corridor, many communities from the Great Lakes to the Rockies should enjoy the desired snowy scene for the holiday.
The wet weather pattern across the Seattle area will continue through the week, creating poor travel conditions in the region ahead of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
People who are dreaming of a white Christmas across the interior Northwest may see their dreams come true this year as another storm impacts the region.
Several fast-moving storm systems will bring windy and wet weather to the British Isles and northern Europe.
A storm bearing strong winds, heavy snow, torrential rain, thunderstorms and fog will converge on the Northeast and Midwest on Christmas Eve and will likely create ground and flight delays.
N. California & Oregon (1964)
Great warm surge and torrential rains on deep snow cover; record floods followed.
Perey, IL (1967)
An F2 tornado carried women and her baby 400 feet; they survived.
Wind gusts to 91 mph across the San Joaquin Valley - hundreds of cars and trucks buried by blowing dust.