Dry weather, building warmth to grace mid-Atlantic, southern US as storm cleanup begins

Calmer weather settling in over the southern and eastern United States into the early week will assist cleanup efforts in the wake of a three-day severe weather outbreak.

The multi-day outbreak left a trail of damage from the southern Plains to the Atlantic coast spanning this past Wednesday to Friday.

The violent storms targeted many of the same areas that were struck with severe weather on April 13-14.

A much quieter stretch of weather is settling in as home and property owners begin the process of cleaning up debris and crews continue power restoration efforts.

Related: April 2019 storms in Southeast U.S.

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A gas station is damaged following severe weather, Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Vicksburg, Miss. Authorities say a possible tornado has touched down in western Mississippi, causing damage to several businesses and vehicles. John Moore, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Jackson, says a twister was reported Saturday in the Vicksburg area of Mississippi and was indicated on radar. (Courtland Wells/The Vicksburg Post via AP)
Roman Brown, left and Sam Crawford, right move part of a shower wall out of their way as they help a friend look for their medicine in their destroyed home Sunday, April 14, 2019, along Seely Drive outside of Hamilton, Miss. after an apparent tornado touched down Saturday, April, 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Jim Lytle)
Robert Scott looks through a family Bible that he pulled out of the rubble Sunday, April 14, 2019, from his Seely Drive home outside of Hamilton, Miss., after an apparent tornado touched down Saturday night. (AP Photo/Jim Lytle)
People stand at a damaged area in Guntersville, Ala., after a possible tornado Monday, April 8, 2019. The weather service said a tornado hit Blount County, and another one struck Guntersville. (Joe Songer/The Birmingham News via AP)
Ripped tree branches litter a Learned, Miss., home, following severe weather that hit the small community, Thursday, April 18, 2019. Several homes were damaged by fallen trees in the tree lined community. Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, topping trees and leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
A uprooted oak tree pokes through the ceiling of a Learned, Miss., home, following severe weather that hit the small community, Thursday, April 18, 2019. Several homes were damaged by fallen trees in the tree lined community. Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, topping trees and leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Sonya Banes looks at damage caused by a large oak tree that crashed through the ceiling of her mother's house in Learned, Miss., Thursday, April 18, 2019. Several homes were damaged by fallen trees in the tree lined community. Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, topping trees and leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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Mainly dry weather is expected to last into early week across portions of the Southeast and lower mid-Atlantic that were hit hard with severe weather, according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Edwards.

Spotty showers will pop up across the southern Appalachians amid cooler, less humid air sweeping through the Southeast as Easter weekend begins.

Those who remain without power will face a chilly Saturday night with temperatures dipping into the 40s F as far south as northern Florida.

"Conditions will trend warmer from Easter Sunday into Tuesday," Edwards said.

Residents will be able to shed any jackets needed for Easter sunrise services by Sunday afternoon as temperatures climb into the 70s across the Deep South and 60s in the lower mid-Atlantic.

While sunshine and low humidity will dominate much of the region for the Easter holiday, there can be brief spotty showers dampening parts of Virginia, Maryland and northern North Carolina.

Temperatures will keep climbing amid continued sunshine on Monday and Tuesday, with widespread 80s returning from Mississippi to South Carolina.

The 80-degree-Fahrenheit temperatures will spread through much of Virginia and into Washington, D.C., and Baltimore on Tuesday.

The dry stretch will allow rivers in the southern Appalachians that took on a surge of water from Friday's heavy storms to recede below flood stage.

Even with no rain forecast, motorists should continue to use caution as roadways may remain blocked by trees, power lines and other debris in the days ahead.

The next opportunity for wet weather may not arrive until the middle and latter part of next week as a new storm system rumbles across the South.

AccuWeather meteorologists will be closely monitoring whether this storm system can bring renewed flooding and severe weather dangers to the area.

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