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When is the best bet for rain-free weather in northeastern US this week?

By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
June 12, 2019, 3:06:49 AM EDT

Dry weather that spread across the central Appalachians and mid-Atlantic regions on Tuesday will extend across coastal New England and hold through Wednesday. However, more drenching rain is in the offing by Thursday.

One batch of rain drenched the central Appalachians and mid-Atlantic region from Monday to early Tuesday and was part of the same storm that caused flooding in the Southeast states this past weekend.

A burst of heavy rain and a low cloud ceiling occurred around the same time of a helicopter crash in Manhattan during the early afternoon hours on Monday.

Dry weather in place over the mid-Atlantic and New England will continue for another day.

Wed NE

The pattern will set the stage for a day with plenty of sunshine and low humidity for much of the region on Wednesday.

Wednesday is likely to be the best bet this week for spending a day at the amusement park or beach.

Wednesday US

The next storm in the series will gather showers and thunderstorms over the Midwest and the Southeast on Wednesday.

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That rain is scheduled to overspread the mid-Atlantic during Wednesday night and Thursday morning and New England during the day Thursday.

Wed Night NE

Since the storm later this week will have access to Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic moisture, there is the potential for brief heavy rainfall, especially along the mid-Atlantic and New England coasts.

Poor visibility and a low cloud ceiling are likely to accompany the rainfall on the coast and over the ridges across the interior.

Wet Thurs

As a result, the next round of potential travel disruptions on the highways and at the airports from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City can unfold during the Thursday morning rush hour.

It may take until the midday or afternoon for the heaviest rain to reach Boston.

The weather pattern is forecast to remain progressive. This means that weather conditions are likely to improve from southwest to northeast across the region from late Thursday to Friday.

At this early stage, it appears that at least the first part of the weekend will be free of rain for much of the region, except for perhaps around the eastern Great Lakes area.

In terms of temperatures, expect temperatures to average below normal most of the time this week, even on the sunny days.

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