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.
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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.