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Gusty storms to erupt from Chicago to NYC, DC this weekend

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A storm system will bring wet weather to the midwestern United States on Saturday and the Northeast on Sunday.

A rather intense cold front for the summer season will replace a warm, humid air mass with a cooler, less humid air mass more typical of early fall.

The clash of these air masses will result in the development of numerous showers and thunderstorms from the Central states to the East Coast.

"While the threat for severe weather will diminish throughout the weekend, some storms could be locally heavy and gusty across parts of the Midwest and Northeast," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Matt Rinde said.

Those in Chicago; Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan; Indianapolis; and Cape Girardeau, Missouri, will have to deal with rain and thunderstorms impacting travel on the road and in the air during Saturday and Saturday evening.

Outside of a spotty afternoon thunderstorm, much of the mid-Atlantic coast and Northeast will remain dry during the first part of the weekend.

With the amount of moisture available in the atmosphere, some locations could receive an inch or two of rainfall.

"Locally heavy rainfall will be the largest concern as the storm nears the East Coast, including the cities of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City and Boston later Sunday into Sunday night," Rinde said.

Much of New England will miss out on the heaviest rainfall until Sunday evening and Sunday night.

This rain will be welcome for portions of the Northeast as parts of western New York and eastern Massachusetts, including Boston, are dealing with extreme drought conditions.

In the wake of this storm, cooler air and a significant drop in humidity will dominate much of the eastern United States early next week.