Early Week Showers, Storms to Pester Mid-Atlantic

Unsettled weather will be the theme across the mid-Atlantic through the first part of the new week before cooler, drier air moves into the region.

Showers and thunderstorms will be a daily occurrence through Tuesday. However, the precipitation will be spotty in nature, meaning that a majority of each day is likely to be dry rather than wet.

Warm and humid conditions can be expected to accompany the showers and storms with the exception of areas near the coast.

These coastal areas will be under the influence of a backdoor front moving into New England, reaching down along the coast of the mid-Atlantic.

According to AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski, this will bring a noticeable cooling to Boston and New York City for Monday.

A small number of the thunderstorms that track across the mid-Atlantic early this week could briefly produce gusty winds or small hail during the afternoon.

Heavy downpours can also occur with these heavier storms, slowing travel across the region.

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A cold front swinging through the region will rid the mid-Atlantic of these showers and thunderstorms by Wednesday.

"For the I-95 corridor, the second half of the week will be perfect for outdoor plans and sporting events," said Pydynowski.

"Sunshine will dominate, humidity will be low and temperatures will rise to typical late-May highs."

These dry conditions are forecast to last all the way into the start of the Memorial Day weekend.