7:20 AM | Weekend looks cool and dry, but more rain before we get there

6-Day Forecast

Today

Considerable clouds, not quite as cool as yesterday, a couple of showers and thunderstorms are possible, low 70’s

Tonight

Cloudy, showers likely and maybe a thunderstorm or two, mild, lows near 60

Friday

Considerable clouds, breezy and humid, more showers and possible strong thunderstorms, some of the rain can be heavy, near 70

Saturday

Partly sunny, windy with gusts past 30 mph, cool, low 60’s

Sunday

Mainly sunny, cool, mid 60’s

Monday

Mainly sunny, still cool, low-to-mid 60’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny early, cloudy late, cool, low-to-mid 60’s; showers possible at night

Discussion

One storm system passed by yesterday and another low pressure area will sweep a cold front through the Mid-Atlantic region on Friday. While a shower or thunderstorm can occur at any time today, they are more likely tonight and tomorrow. The upper air pattern is quite energetic with this next system and that could help to generate some strong thunderstorms over the next 36 hours so that will have to be monitored. The good news is that this vigorous system sweeps through by the weekend and clearing skies can be expected on Saturday although it’ll be windy and cool with gusts past 30 mph. Cool, dry weather continues Sunday and Monday and then another possible strong storm could affect our weather by about the middle of next week. In fact, that system could pull in enough cold air to cause some snow in the Ohio Valley and Appalachian Mountains by Tuesday night or Wednesday of next week.

Video

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