Soggy Saturday for Southeast, Settled for Northeast

By Brian Lada, Meteorologist
April 19, 2014; 11:18 AM ET
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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.

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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.

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