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    Weekend Rain, Storms Soaking Parts of Eastern US

    By Brian Lada, Meteorologist
    August 3, 2014; 3:55 AM ET
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    A wet weekend is in store for parts of the eastern United States as rounds of rain and thunderstorms move over the region.

    Beachgoers along the East Coast can expect less than ideal beach conditions with more clouds than sunshine as well as bouts of rain and thunderstorms through Sunday.

    A complete washout isn't expected for areas farther inland, but showers and thunderstorms may still ruin some outdoor events. On Sunday, thunderstorms will be most numerous in and around the central Appalachians.

    The wet weather and associated cloud cover will also result in below-normal temperatures through the weekend.

    "People heading to the beach, ballgames, outdoor concerts and other activities should be prepared for episodes of rain and isolated thunderstorms." said AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

    AccuWeather.com MinuteCast™ has the minute-by-minute forecast for your exact location when showers and thunderstorms threaten. Type your city name, select MinuteCast™, and input your street address. On mobile, you can also use your GPS location.

    In between the rain at the coast and the thunderstorms farther inland, there will be more stretches of dry weather than showers and thunderstorms along the I-95 corridor from Philadelphia to New York City to Boston on Sunday.

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    Showers and thunderstorms may also interfere with activities at Pocono Raceway, the location for this week's NASCAR race.

    Folks headed to the Tricky Triangle may want to bring their rain gear in the chance that a shower or thunderstorm moves over the track during the race.

    The trend of unsettled weather will continue right into the upcoming week with showers and thunderstorms in the forecast for much of the region on both Monday and Tuesday.

    Unlike the precipitation over the weekend, the showers and storms on Monday and Tuesday will be less numerous with a good portion of each day being dry and temperatures returning to more typical early August highs.

    Even through Bertha will be approaching the region, the early week showers and thunderstorms will not be affiliated with the tropical storm as it takes a turn out to sea and avoids making landfall on the East Coast.

    Despite turning out to sea, Bertha may still impact coastal areas with rough seas and the risk of rip currents.

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