A storm that drenched the South this past weekend and into Monday will dampen the Northeast and result in minor travel delays on Tuesday and Tuesday night.
The storm will weaken moving up from the South, but it will not completely fall apart.
While the storm is not likely to bring widespread heavy rainfall, it will deliver enough rain to cause slick roadways and bring poor visibility at times.
Motorists should be prepared for large puddles in poor drainage areas and where storm drains have become clogged with fallen leaves. Fog could shroud some of the ridges.
Along secondary roads, the combination of fallen leaves and rain can make for extra slick surfaces.
Rain, low cloud ceilings and episodes of fog can lead to some airline delays in New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Boston.
Only northern New England and northern New York state will escape the bulk of the rain.
Despite the clouds and rain, temperatures will still average about 5 degrees Fahrenheit above normal on Tuesday. Average highs this time of the year range from the upper 40s in the mountains of northern New England and the Adirondacks of New York to the lower 60s in southeastern Virginia.
According to AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams, "The storm swinging up from the south, combined with another storm from the Midwest will work together to steer Tropical Storm Kate away from the Atlantic Coast."
Clearing that commences in the South and the lower Ohio Valley on Tuesday will progress northeastward on Wednesday.
With the sun returning, another day of above-average warmth is in store for the mid-Atlantic on Wednesday.
Some moisture from Kate will be drawn into the storm by Wednesday. This will also cause the non-tropical system in the Northeast to strengthen prior to departing.
Rain combined with a wind off the Atlantic will result in a chilly and stormy day in eastern New England on Wednesday.