8:45 AM | Cut the grass on Saturday as significant rain is coming for Sunday and Monday

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, pleasant, low-to-mid 80’s

Tonight

Mainly clear and comfortable, lows in the upper 50’s; should be good viewing weather for the Perseid meteor shower late tonight

Saturday

Mostly sunny with some increase in clouds late in the afternoon, highs in the low-to-mid 80’s; chance for a shower or thunderstorm overnight

Sunday

Mostly cloudy with occasional showers and thunderstorms and some of the rain can be heavy, highs near 80

Monday

Mostly cloudy, more showers and thunderstorms and some of the rain can be heavy, near 80

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy early in the day with residual showers still possible then becoming partly sunny, low 80’s

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, nice, low 80’s

Discussion

A significant and slow-moving rain event is headed our way for Sunday and Monday. Today will continue to feature very pleasant weather with full sunshine as high pressure continues to control our weather. Temperatures and humidity levels will again be in the comfort zone and the pleasant weather continues tonight as well. In fact, it’ll be a great night to watch Jason Werth and the Nationals play the Phillies in South Philly and the skies should cooperate for the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower late tonight. A full moon, however, is expected to interfere somewhat with the viewing of the annual meteor shower this year. By tomorrow, the high pressure system will slowly move off the east coast and this will open the door for an Ohio Valley storm system to trek east towards the Mid-Atlantic states. While a shower or thunderstorm is possible during the overnight hours on Saturday night, the bulk of the rainfall from this next system will fall on Sunday, Sunday night and Monday, and there is even the chance that some clouds and precipitation lingers into early Tuesday. When all is said and done, this will likely turn out to be a significant rain event with a few inches of total rainfall not out of the question for some Mid-Atlantic locations between Saturday night and Tuesday morning. Elsewhere, the tropical Atlantic continues to heat up as there are now three different areas of disturbed weather that will have to be monitored over the next several days.

Video

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=539EL2AYHIQ