How long will tranquil conditions last in the midwestern, northeastern US?

Although dry conditions and low humidity will grace areas from the Midwest to the mid-Atlantic and Northeast early this week, an uptick in humidity and wet weather is not far behind.

On Monday, a narrow zone of isolated showers and thunderstorms will form from northern Maine to Michigan. The balance of the Great Lakes region, Ohio Valley and Northeast can expect another ideal day for outdoor activities.

This zone of storminess will sink slightly southward on Tuesday, but a majority of the region will be rain-free once again.

The lack of wet weather early this week will allow floodwaters to recede in areas of the mid-Atlantic that were inundated with heavy rain at the end of the week. Water levels on streams and rivers will start to decline.

“However, a system is forecast to push southward through the Midwest and Northeast during the middle and latter portion of the week, bringing the return of showers and locally drenching thunderstorms,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Kyle Elliott said.

The shift in the weather pattern could lead to one or more days of wet weather in Chicago;…

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