A cold, windswept rain will spread northward along the Eastern Seaboard Monday night and Tuesday. Thus, the heaviest rain will leave New Jersey and southeastern New York overnight while, at the same time, pelting rain will spread over central and northern New England. During the daytime on Tuesday, most of the heavy rain will fall over Maine through eastern Massachusetts.

Through Tuesday afternoon, rainfall of 1-2 inches will fall widely along and east of I-95 with lesser amounts farther inland. Some urban flood will happen and small stream flooding will be possible.

Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews.