7:15 AM | Powerful frontal system sweeps through and sets up a windy, cool, and dry Saturday

6-Day Forecast

Today

Variable clouds, more showers and thunderstorms possible, some of the rain can be heavy, humid, highs in the low 70’s

Tonight

Becoming partly cloudy and much cooler, lows in the upper 40’s

Saturday

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

Sunday

Mostly sunny, cool, near 70; chance for a shower at night

Monday

Clouds early with a morning shower possible then partly sunny, cool, near 70

Tuesday

Partly sunny, showers possible during the afternoon and again at night, upper 60’s

Wednesday

Rain likely, could be heavy, cooler, low-to-mid 60’s

Discussion

A strong cold front is sweeping its way through the region from the southwest and it has a good deal of upper-level support. This energetic system will continue to threaten the region with showers and thunderstorms today and some of the rain can be heavy at times. Once the front clears through the region, the stage will be set for a cool, dry and windy Saturday with cool, dry, but calmer weather on Sunday and Monday; however, a shower or two cannot be ruled out for Sunday night and early Monday. A strong storm will affect much of the eastern half of the country by the middle of next week with rain likely along the east coast and perhaps enough cold air for some snow over the Great Lakes and upper Appalachian Mountains.