A wet weekend is in store for the eastern United States as rounds of rain and thunderstorms move over the region.
Beachgoers along the East Coast can expect less than ideal beach conditions with more clouds than sunshine as well as bouts of rain and thunderstorms both on Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday appears to be the wetter of the two days with the steadiest rain focusing on the I-95 corridor from Philadelphia to Boston and along the coast of the Carolinas.
The wet weather and associated cloud cover will also result in below-normal temperatures through the weekend.
A complete washout isn't expected for areas farther inland, but showers and thunderstorms may still ruin some outdoor events.
"People heading to the beach, ballgames, outdoor concerts and other activities should be prepared for episodes of rain and isolated thunderstorms." said AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
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Showers and thunderstorms may also interfere with activities at Pocono Raceway, the location for this week's NASCAR race.
Folks headed to the Tricky Triangle may want to bring their rain gear in the chance that a shower or thunderstorm moves over the track during the race.
The trend of unsettled weather will continue right into the upcoming week with showers and thunderstorms in the forecast for much of the region on both Monday and Tuesday.
Unlike the precipitation over the weekend, the showers and storms on Monday and Tuesday will be less numerous with a good portion of each day being dry.
Even through Bertha will be approaching the region, the early week showers and thunderstorms will not be affiliated with the tropical storm as it takes a turn out to sea and avoids making landfall on the East Coast.
Despite turning out to sea, Bertha may still impact coastal areas with rough seas and the risk of rip currents.