7:30 AM | Atmosphere is setting us up for a prolonged period of unsettled weather that will likely produce heavy rain

6-Day Forecast

Today

Some fog early then clouds and only limited sunshine, afternoon showers possible, mild and humid, highs in the mid-to-upper 70’s

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, chance for a couple more showers, muggy with some fog possible late, lows in the mid 60’s

Thursday

Clouds and limited sun, mild and humid, chance for showers and thunderstorms, highs in the mid-to-upper 70’s

Friday

Mostly cloudy, humid, showers and thunderstorms likely and some of the rain can be heavy at times, highs in the low 70’s

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, chance for showers, highs in the low-to-mid 70’s

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, chance for showers, low-to-mid 70’s

Monday

Mostly cloudy, chance for showers, low-to-mid 70’s

Discussion

The atmosphere is setting us up here in the Mid-Atlantic region for a prolonged period of unsettled weather and also for the possibility of heavy rain at times from late this week into next week. A vigorous and slow-moving upper level low will drop slowly southeastward from the Upper Midwest to the Ohio Valley over the next several days and it will likely help to develop a few surface low pressure systems from later this week into the early-to-middle of next week. This scenario would give us our first threat for heavy showers and thunderstorms in the Friday time frame when one low pressure system approaches from our south. This upper level low will move so slowly that it is likely that our unsettled weather pattern will last right through the upcoming weekend and even into the early-to-middle part of next week.

Video

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