Wet weather will persist over the Southeast to kick off the weekend, while settled weather is in store farther north.
Folks may want to keep their umbrellas handy from Virginia to Florida as the same system responsible for Friday's rain continues through much of Saturday.
Although rain will not be as heavy as it was on Friday, it will sill keep temperatures in the 50s through much of Saturday in Georgia and the Carolinas; the equivalent of 10 to 20 degrees below normal.
Elsewhere in the South, sunshine will prevail with highs in the 70s from the Gulf Coast through the Tennessee Valley.
While damp and dreary weather persists over the Southeast, high pressure will promote dry, sunny weather over much of the Northeast and Midwest.
Those headed outdoors to enjoy the weather may only need a light coat as temperatures are forecast to run within a few degrees of normal.
Baseball fans will welcome Saturday's dry weather as games are set to be held in New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Cleveland, Chicago and Pittsburgh.
Not all of the Northeast will experience sunshine and settled weather; however, as a few showers accompany a cool breeze over Maine and northern portions of Vermont and New Hampshire.
A few showers and thunderstorms are also in store across Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.
The weather across the East looks to undergo improvement heading into the second half of the weekend.
Not only will rain depart the Southeast, but temperatures will be on the rise, climbing into the 70s from Georgia to western Pennsylvania and into Minnesota.
Highs in the 60s are also expected well into New England.
Not all of the East will experience warmer weather for Sunday, however.
The cool waters of the Atlantic will have an influence on coastal locations from Virginia to Maine, limiting temperatures to the 50s in cities such as New York, Providence, Boston and Portland.
Matthew has become a hurricane in the Caribbean and may approach the U.S. during next week.
It will feel like an extended winter for those living from the northern Plains to the eastern U.S., as cold and snowy conditions last longer than normal.
Persistent downpours will raise the flood risk in part of the mid-Atlantic into Friday night, while rain will spread over the balance of the northeastern United States into the weekend.
Millions of people across the U.S. could be exposed to drinking water contaminated with chemicals from firefighting foam, according to a recent study.
The final day of September will bring a rare lunar event that hasn’t occurred since March of 2014, a Black Moon.
The holiday weekend will start on an unsettled note, but the weather should improve by Day of German Unity celebrations on Monday.
Record dry September: Pittsburgh, PA - Only 0.28" this month; driest September on record (old record 0.57 inches in 1893) Greensboro, NC - Driest month ever (only a trace of rain) Columbia, SC - Only 0.07" of rain.
Central and Western NY (1991)
Record cold morning; Buffalo, had 32 degrees, tying the all-time September low. Syracuse dropped to 28 degrees, breaking the old record of 32 set in 1942. Albany hit 28, erasing the 29-degree mark of 1951. Other lows (not official records) included: 21 degrees at Angelica, 22 at Watertown, 24 at Ithaca and 25 at Elmira.
Johnstown, PA (1993)
Light snow in the city did not accumulate but up to 3" accumulated at the airport.