Northeastern US to receive beneficial rain followed by late-week warmth
Parts of the eastern mid-Atlantic and New England will receive much-needed rain during the first half of this week.
A coastal storm will organize and move northward.
Rain fell on a portion of North Carolina and southern Virginia on Monday.
Localized flooding greeted motorists around New York City during Tuesday morning.
“The rain will spread from Boston to Caribou, Maine, during into Tuesday evening,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Renee Duff said.
The rain will spread inland to Albany, New York, and Burlington, Vermont. Both cities are currently experiencing severe drought conditions.
Up to an inch of rain may fall in some drought-stricken areas before the precipitation tapers off late on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
“Much of the Northeast remains in moderate to extreme drought, so any rain will be beneficial at this point,” Duff said.
Philadelphia, New York and Boston are expected to receive rainfall above 0.01 of an inch for the first time since Oct. 30.
“After the storm quickly exits the coast, the door will be opened for unseasonably warm conditions to build across the region,” Duff said.
Temperatures will average 5-10 degrees Fahrenheit above normal during Thursday and Friday. Highs will range from the 50s across much of New England to the 60s over much of the mid-Atlantic.
Temperatures could trend even higher prior to the arrival of much colder air later this weekend into early next week.
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