Northeast to receive rain followed by late-week warmth
By Faith Eherts for AccuWeather.com
Parts of the eastern mid-Atlantic and New England will receive much-needed rain early this week.
A coastal storm will organize off the coast of North Carolina on Monday afternoon, gathering moisture as it treks towards New England.
Rain will spread from the Outer Banks inland towards Raleigh, North Carolina, and northward to Baltimore on Monday.
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As the system continues northward overnight on Monday, rain will steadily spread along the Interstate-95 corridor into southern New England.
"Much of this region remains in moderate to extreme drought, so any rain will be beneficial at this point," AccuWeather Meteorologist Renee 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.
"The rain will spread from Boston to Caribou, Maine, during the day on Tuesday," Duff said.
The precipitation 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.
"After the storm quickly exits the coast, the door will be opened for unseasonably mild conditions to build across the region," Duff said.