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

AccuWeather logo AccuWeather 6/11/2019 alex.sosnowski

A person dressed as a robot stands in the rain at democratic 2020 U.S presidential candidate Andrew Yang's rally in the Manhattan borough of New York, May 14, 2019. REUTERS/Gabriela Bhaskar © Thomson Reuters A person dressed as a robot stands in the rain at democratic 2020 U.S presidential candidate Andrew Yang's rally in the Manhattan borough of New York, May 14, 2019. REUTERS/Gabriela Bhaskar More dry weather is in store for the northeastern United States this week, but it will be sandwiched in between two rounds of rain and thunderstorms.

The first batch of rain will slide across the region into Tuesday and is part of the same storm system that produced flooding and severe weather in the South-Central and Southeastern states in recent days.

Fortunately, in terms of torrential rainfall and flooding, the storm is but a shell of what it once was.

However, while many areas will simply have a few hours of rain and perhaps a thunderstorm into Tuesday, a few spots can still be hit by a downpour that triggers street flooding or a thunderstorm that causes frequent lightning strikes and gusty winds

Motorists are reminded to never drive through flooded roadways as the water may be deeper than it appears and/or the road surface may have been washed away.

Much drier air is forecast to sweep from west to east across the central Appalachians, mid-Atlantic and New England areas during the day Tuesday. It may take until the mid to late afternoon for the rain to depart eastern New England.

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The pattern will set the stage for a cool night Tuesday night and 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.

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

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

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.

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 Thursday morning rush hour. It may take until the afternoon or evening 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.

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