A pocket of dry air covers most of the area from the Great Lakes to the back edge of the East Coast clouds. This suggests sunshine will be the rule across the Northeast until the next frontal syhstem approaches later in the week.
Here is the severe weather outlook for today from the NWS Storm Prediction Center. Note at the bottom the population in each alert area is listed. Keep in mind that in any given severe weather situation, the number of individuals directly affected is far less than the number of people potentially threatened.