By Kristina Pydynowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
May 22,2017, 1:04:15PM,EDT
After a week dominated by summerlike and record heat, the northeastern United States will face rounds of rain slowing travel and disrupting outdoor plans this week.
The bouts of wet weather will prevent heat from re-surging into the Northeast, but will plague sporting events or those ready to spend most days outdoors.
Instead of wearing shorts and short-sleeved shirts, residents will be grabbing umbrellas and jackets on a frequent basis.
Despite the disruptions to sporting events and other outdoor plans, the rain will water lawns, gardens and fields that were missed by recent showers and thunderstorms.
The week started on a rainy note along the Eastern Seaboard.
Residents of New England and the eastern Great Lakes will want to take full advantage of the milder and drier weather that will unfold on Tuesday.
More rain spreading into the mid-Atlantic on Tuesday will indicate that the dry spell will not last long.
“Along with the rain, expect the air to feel a little chilly as temperatures will be slightly below normal for this time of year,” according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rossio.
“This will feel really different than late this past week and may warrant bringing the light coats back out,” Rossio said.
Tuesday's rain will reach Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Trenton, New Jersey, late Tuesday before grazing the rest of the I-95 corridor into Wednesday.
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At the same time, another band of rain and thunderstorms will rotate into the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes at midweek before slowing swinging through the rest of the Northeast Thursday into Friday.
Once again, residents will be facing disruptions to travel and possible postponements or adjustments to outdoor plans.
Additional rounds of showers and thunderstorms may swing through the Northeast during part of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend.