You may want to take advantage of Columbus Day sales and pick up an umbrella and raincoat today as we could be in for some rainy weather by the middle of the week. A potent, but slow-moving, storm is developing over the of the middle of the country and is expected to hit the northeast late Wednesday or Thursday. For now though we've got a rather blah Monday forecast. A southeasterly wind will bring mostly cloudy skies, a slight chance of light rain, and a high in the mid 60s.

The impact of that storm will start to be felt indirectly tomorrow. The Midwestern dip in the jet stream that is producing the storm will also force the jet stream to push northward over the western Atlantic. What comes down must also go up, and as the ridge develops we will see highs in the lower to mid 70s on Tuesday with a mix of sun and clouds. Wednesday should be warmer and more humid, with a high in the mid to upper 70s and perhaps a shower or two.

As of now Thursday looks like a wet mess. The atmosphere should be thick with moisture by then and the slow moving storm will be wringing a lot of that moisture out on top of us. Look for a rainy day, perhaps even a thunderstorm, and a high in the lower 70s. Cooler, drier weather will arrive for the weekend once the front passes through on Friday.