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Rounds of heavy rain to drench Northeast first week of April

Mild air and heavy rain will accompany a couple storm systems this week across the Northeast as a springlike weather pattern sets up.

While the week will initially start off dry, a quick-moving low pressure system from the Southern Plains will track into the mid-Atlantic and Northeast late Monday night through Tuesday.

“This will be another soaking rain for many of the big cities along the Interstate 95 corridor,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rossio said.

The heaviest rain will likely come Tuesday morning into the afternoon. This will impact the morning commute Tuesday.

Low clouds and rain will cause poor visibility for motorists. Those planning on traveling should anticipate slow travel and delays on the ground and in the air.

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Widespread rainfall totals across the Northeast will likely range between 0.50 of an inch to 1 inch. However, with the storm tapping into moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, some places will see more.

“Some isolated locations, especially along Interstate 95, will see 1 to 2 inches of rain on Tuesday which can lead to minor street flooding,” Rossio said.

Following a chilly Friday and Saturday, milder air will accompany the storm with temperatures rising back into the 50s and 60s for most with 70s farther south into the mid-Atlantic.

“This will be a milder storm compared to the one from Friday with more rain expected across southern and central New England,” Rossio said.

Any lingering snow on the ground will melt and could contribute to flooding or ponding of water in yards or on roadways.

Enough cold air will remain across northern New Hampshire and Maine for some snow Tuesday.

The storm will quickly clear out Tuesday night and high pressure will temporarily build in Wednesday as the roller-coaster spring pattern continues. Sunshine and mild air will likely make it the nicest day of the week. However, another storm will be looming on the horizon.

“Another more robust storm system will arrive towards the end of the week and could deliver another round of heavy rainfall and potentially gusty winds,” Rossio said.

The storm will likely bring cooler air with it for Thursday and Friday but just how cool it gets will depend on the track and strength of the storm system.