Heavy Rain and Howling Winds Will Batter the Midwest and Northeast This Week
This article originally appeared on AccuWeather.com.
Only a few days of mild, sunny weather are in store for the Midwest and Northeast before another storm approaches later this week.
"After a brief respite to end what has been the wettest February on record in some locales in the Northeast, another storm will bring the return of wet, and for some, snowy weather to start March," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Jake Sojda.
This system will form over the southern U.S. during the middle of the week, "bringing more flooding and severe thunderstorms to already storm weary residents of the Mississippi Valley," Sojda warned.
The storm will then make its way into the Midwest and Northeast, gathering more strength as it slows down near the coast.
"This will bring more heavy rain and a renewed flood threat for portions of the Ohio Valley, mid-Atlantic and New England," Sojda said.
Anyone who experienced flooding from this weekend's wet weather will have to wrap up any work by Thursday, when these next rounds of heavy rain are expected to blow into the region.
Many places that have already exceeded normal amounts of rain during February could receive an additional 1-3 inches of rain through Friday.
Calm, sunny weather during the middle of the week will be accompanied by temperatures in the 60s F as far north as Baltimore, with thermometers expected to reach into the 50s throughout the mid-Atlantic and much of New England.
However, this windy storm will also spell the return of chilly weather to the Midwest and Northeast.