A cold front passed through the region Saturday, resulting in a wind shift to the northwest, which forced any escaping radioactive matter to track out to sea.

A continued general north-to-northwest wind through Monday would allow any leaking radiation to move southeast along immediate coastline before going out to sea.

The recent cooler weather will continue on Monday along with dry conditions.

A warming trend is expected after Monday as high pressure builds back over northern Japan. This will also result in a period of dry weather for cleanup efforts.

Story by Eric Leister, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist