After drenching rainfall fell across the Northeast on Thursday, the next storm system will bring another round of rain and chilly conditions this weekend.
According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan Duffey, "While it seems the Northeast has been locked into above-normal warmth for the past few weeks, the coming storm this weekend will bring a much more comfortable air mass to the region."
The storm system responsible for the weekend rainfall is the same system that produced severe thunderstorms and major flooding to portions of the central Plains on Thursday.
While there will not be the threat for any widespread severe thunderstorms across the Northeast, rain will be heavy at times.
Many locations across the Northeast will still be drying out after a soaking rainfall on Thursday. Some locations received more than their normal rainfall for the entire month of September in only one day.
This rain will put a damper on some college football games on Saturday and some NFL games this Sunday along the East Coast.
Rainfall amounts could reach 2 inches in places this weekend. Any additional rainfall in the hardest hit areas from earlier this week could lead to localized flooding issues.
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A dip in the jet stream will also lead to chilly conditions across the Northeast through the weekend.
"Temperatures in the Northeast really won't get far below normal, especially along the Interstate 95 corridor, but the difference between he recent air mass and the new one over the weekend will feel noticeable cooler," Duffey said.
While high temperatures will remain seasonable along the Interstate 95 corridor, the interior portions of the Northeast including State College and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Charleston, West Virginia; and Syracuse and Buffalo, New York, will fail to get out of the 60s F this weekend. Average high temperatures across the Northeast are typically in the 70s F by the middle of September.
"Temperatures will fall below normal across the Great Lakes and lead to the possibility of lake-effect showers," Duffey said. "A waterspout or two over the Great Lakes is not out of the question this weekend."
High pressure will build across the eastern United States early next week and bring a stretch of dry, pleasant weather until at least Thursday. Temperatures will slowly moderate each day next week but not to the extreme heat from the week before.