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Rain to Graze the Eastern Seaboard Through Thursday

Umbrellas and raincoats will be put to good use by those along the East Coast as rain moves in during the middle of the week.

While warm and dry conditions are still expected from New England through the Ohio Valley, an area of low pressure will slowly spread rain up the Eastern Seaboard through Thursday.

The rain and associated cloud cover will put a lid on temperatures along the I-95 corridor with highs on Thursday in the 60s.

Meanwhile, some locations just 200 miles away to the north and west could experience sunshine and highs in the 70s.

Rain from this system started across southern Georgia and eastern South Carolina on Monday and will continue over these areas while expanding northward throughout the week.

It is possible that some locations along the coast of the Carolinas could receive between 2 and 4 inches of rain through Thursday due to the persistent rainfall.

In addition to the wet weather, a strong wind off the ocean may result in coastal flooding.

The highest risk for flooding near the coast will start along the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Wednesday, then shift northward along the coast of New Jersey and eastern Long Island for Thursday.

These winds may also make it dangerous for small craft to navigate the waters near the coast.

Those with outdoor plans in the mid-Atlantic late this week or over the weekend might not want to cancel their plans just yet as the area of low pressure weakens and rainfall retreats off the coast on Friday.

This will allow high pressure to build overhead once again in time for the weekend, resulting in good drying conditions following the rain around midweek.

Areas farther south may not share the same fate as showers may linger along the coast of the Carolinas and Georgia on Friday and Saturday.

These showers will likely be limited to the immediate coast with cities such as Augusta, Georgia, Columbia, South Carolina, and Raleigh, North Carolina, being dry for the weekend.