After a dry end to summer, the eastern United States is in significant need of rain. A cold front interacted with the remnants of Tropical Depression Julia (now a post-tropical cyclone) Monday to create some moderate to heavy rain showers and thunderstorms. A few areas from Pennsylvania to North Carolina received substantial moisture, but much of the Northeast was left wanting more.
The last 30 days have been drier than normal for much of the eastern United States. The impact is being felt most in the Northeast where extreme drought conditions are present in portions of New York and much of Massachusetts.
More rain is still in the forecast this week for the Mid-Atlantic and the Carolinas, but the Northeast will likely begin the fall season with more sunshine than rain.
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Corey Christiansen