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Rain and Wind to Brush Mid-Atlantic, East Coast Early Next Week

Following several mild and sunny days, cities along the Eastern Seaboard should remain on alert for the potential of rain and gusty winds early next week.

Coastal locations from Wilmington, North Carolina, to Cape Cod could be impacted by clouds, rain and wind on Monday into Tuesday of next week.

Warmup for Weekend and Beyond in East

The system bringing the potential for rain will develop along the Carolinas on Monday and then skirt along the mid-Atlantic and New England coasts into Tuesday.

How closely this system brushes the coast will determine how far inland the rain extends.

The most likely case is that main impacts remain confined to the coast.

"Rain is forecast to stretch from the Outer Banks on Monday, through parts of the Delmarva and into eastern Long Island and coastal New England on Tuesday," said Meteorologist Alan Reppert.

Major cities along the I-95 corridor will likely be missed by the bulk of the rain.

In addition to rain along the coast, winds will increase as this storm strengthens along the Eastern Seaboard.

Wind gusts of 20-30 mph are possible along the Outer Banks on Monday.

A noticeable breeze will also kick up across Long Island, Cape Cod and the Delmarva on Tuesday.

Effects from this system could be felt a little farther inland as well.

"Although the rain and wind will remain right along the coast, much of the mid-Atlantic and New England could see an increase in clouds with this system nearby," stated Reppert.

Clouds are expected to increase along the I-95 corridor from Washington, D.C., to Boston late on Monday into Tuesday.

Daytime temperatures will drop closer to seasonable levels with this increase in cloud cover.

Drier weather and some sun will return on Wednesday as the storm exits the coast.

With the departure of this storm, temperatures are forecast to rebound late next week. High temperatures could reach 5-15 degrees above normal by next weekend.