Storms and cooler weather are on tap for much of the Eastern US next week, according to the National Weather Service.
The airmass that has brought torment to cities in the Midwest this week is rolling south and east, bringing the threat of severe weather with it.
The storm will peak in Washington, New York and Philadelphia on Thursday, before dropping in on the Midwest and Eastern states on Friday.
Forecasters expect strong winds to carry downed trees and power lines and trigger localized flooding.
The system will also bring cooler air to most areas, keeping things a bit more comfortable than they have been over the past several days.
Only the windy areas of the Northeast will have a particularly bad weather day, and most of the rest of the country will have at least partly cloudy skies with comfortable temperatures.
The front is expected to linger into Saturday, and perhaps into Sunday as well.
On the plus side, there may be enough clouds to provide relief from that downpours of the past few days.
In the meantime, heavy rain on Sunday could cause some localized flooding.
And even though temperatures are expected to top out near 80 degrees Fahrenheit in parts of the East on Wednesday, they could turn even cooler than normal — with temperatures as low as mid-60s in a few places — by the end of the week.