By Faith Eherts, AccuWeather meteorologist
June 1,2017, 12:26:19PM,EDT
The wet weather pattern in the Northeast will continue to plague the region through the coming weekend.
Some areas saw more rainy days than dry ones in May, and this pattern is expected to continue into June.
Following a relatively dry and sunny day on Thursday, the threat of afternoon pop-up showers and storms will increase and spread through Pennsylvania and southern New England while showers linger in northern New England on Friday.
While the storms won’t be widespread, they will disrupt any outdoor plans with potentially heavy rain, gusty winds and lightning.
Those in the Midwest can expect drenching rain and storms on Saturday, but it will be another mainly dry day across the Northeast.
“Saturday looks to be the driest day overall, with only central and northern New England standing the risk of a passing shower, with only parts of Maine perhaps seeing a period of steadier rain,” according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Ryan Adamson.
Those from the Carolinas through Maine who are making plans for the upcoming weekend should limit outdoor activities to Saturday.
This area of wet and dreary weather will shift into the Northeast for Sunday, sticking around through early next week.
“This system will spread to the coast on Sunday night and Monday, making for a wet Monday morning commute along I-95,” said Adamson.
“An area of unsettled weather will sit over the Northeast through the early and middle part of the week, continuing the risk for showers along with some periods of steadier rain.”
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Areas that receive repeated rounds of heavy rainfall from these systems should anticipate flooding from area creeks and rivers. While most river gauges are currently showing no flooding, a few in New York state are already at minor flooding stage.
"In this situation, people should avoid camping along small streams and those camping along unprotected areas of the major rivers should be prepared to move to higher ground," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
It will be important for residents to stay up to date on local watches and warnings and to avoid driving through flooded roadways.
While a day or two next week could turn out dry for many, the active weather pattern will continue to send storms through the region into at least the middle of June.