A line of severe storms swept through the Northeast Sunday evening with damaging winds, reports of hail, and numerous lightning strikes, the deadliest weather phenomena on the planet.

Hundreds of severe thunderstorm watches and warnings were posted throughout the Northeast Sunday along with marine warnings up and down the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic shorelines.

The severe system is now off the coast with a return to beautiful sun-filled tranquil weather conditions Monday. Boston never made it into the warm unstable wedge of air, so it remained cool on Sunday with plenty of rain, fog and mist. The hardest hit area Sunday was across Pennsylvania.

Next up is a newly formed tropical system. As of Sunday night it was nearing tropical storm status. The tropical system was emerging into the southern Gulf of Mexico and should become the third named storm this season.

I'm anticipating by the time you read this you will be hearing about newly formed Tropical Storm Colin. Colin should pick up speed and most likely strike somewhere near Cedar Keys on the west coast of Florida, north of Clearwater late Monday. Right now projected intensity is forecast to max out at 60 mph. Long range models are indicating that Colin should buzz off the Southeast coast late Tuesday and then move out to sea by Wednesday.

The good news the rest of the work week or vacation week (you lucky dog) looks great!

Boston

Today: Becoming sunny, windy and warm 82

Tuesday: Afternoon storm 78

Wednesday: Scattered shower/storm much cooler 68

Thursday: Sun and clouds, cool 65

Friday: Sun and clouds 70

Weekend

Saturday: Scattered showers and storms 70

Sunday: Sunny 70

New York

Today: Sunshine, warm wind 85

Tuesday: Afternoon or evening storm 82

Wednesday: Late storm cooler 73

Thursday: Mostly sunny 74

Friday: Sunshine 80

Weekend

Saturday: Scattered storms 79

Sunday: Mostly sunny 77

Philadelphia

Today: Sunshine, warm breeze 85

Tuesday: Sun and clouds, risk of shower 84

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, much cooler 73

Thursday: Sunshine 74

Friday: Sunshine 77

Weekend:

Saturday: Scattered shower/storms 80

Sunday: Sunshine 81