Umbrellas, raincoats and patience will be needed across the East into Friday evening as showers and thunderstorms continue to drench the region.
Showers and thunderstorms will become more numerous into the evening hours on Friday.
Outdoor events such as Friday evening ball games and barbecues in the Appalachians and along the Atlantic Seaboard could experience substantial delays and possible postponements as rounds of showers and thunderstorms impact the region.
If you plan on traveling around the I-95 corridor through Friday night, you may want to allow for some extra travel time. Be prepared for weather-related flight delays at the major hubs from Atlanta to Charlotte, North Carolina; Washington, D.C.; Baltimore; Philadelphia; New York City and Boston.
The combination of an approaching cool front and lingering Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic will help to fuel torrential downpours which can result in localized flash flooding.
Communities that have already been hit with drenching storms this week are at higher risk for flooding due to the ground already being saturated with water.
This includes the Philadelphia area after a slow-moving thunderstorm unloaded 2.59 inches of rain on the city Tuesday afternoon.
Thursday night's rain brought flooding issues to parts of Pennsylvania and New York. Several roads and houses in Warren County, Pennsylvania were flooded and occupants were forced to evacuate.
Bennington, New York was hit hard with flooding as well. Several residents were evacuated from flooded homes by fire department personnel.
A few stronger thunderstorms may also develop during the afternoon hours with wind gusts as strong as 55 mph possible.
While these storms are not expected to become widespread, they may turn out to be strong enough to down tree limbs and perhaps cause sporadic power outages.
Those in the Northeast looking to enjoy some time outdoors this weekend can expect much drier weather as high pressure builds in from the Midwest. The fair weather system will not only bring a return of sunshine, but will also lower the humidity. However, showers are forecast to linger over eastern and northern New England on Saturday, before the clearing and drier weather arrives at night and continues on Sunday.
The same cannot be said for the Southeast and portions of the Plains this Father's Day weekend.
Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski contributed content to this story.
A tropical wave is likely to become the Atlantic Basin's next tropical storm as it approaches or crosses the Caribbean Sea later this week and potentially pose eventual threats to North America.
Fall air has finally arrived in the northeastern United States and may yield the first frost of the season in parts of the region to end this weekend.
Typhoon Megi will continue to strengthen before threatening lives and property across Taiwan and eastern China this week.
Downpours will not be so quick to depart Texas as other parts of the central United States into Monday, further heightening the risk of flooding.
Wintry weather marked the first days of autumn across parts of the Mountain West as snow mixed in with the changing fall foliage.
Gusty winds will accompany a push of chilly air across the Great Lakes from Sunday night through Tuesday.
Atlanta, GA (1989)
Torrential rain; 4.87 inches at Hartsfield Airport. This is the sixth greatest single rainfall on record. Atlanta Regional Hospital had 4.50 inches.
Record Cold..... Location New Record Old Record Augusta, GA 42 45/1896 Greenville/Spartanburg SC 42 44/1985 Huntsville, AL 44 45/1985 Birmingham, AL 43T 43/1965
Arthurdale, PA ()
Golf-ball sized hail up to 8" deep.