7:15 AM | Strong frontal passage paves the way for a windy, cool, and dry Saturday

6-Day Forecast

Today

Considerable clouds, more showers and thunderstorms possible, some of the rain can be heavy, humid, highs near 75

Tonight

Cloudy, showers possible early, maybe even a thunderstorm, quite a bit cooler late, lows in the upper 40’s

Saturday

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

Sunday

Partly sunny, cool, mid 60’s; chance for a couple of showers at night

Monday

Clouds early, maybe a shower, then partly sunny for the afternoon, cool, mid 60’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, showers possible; especially, late in the day and at night, mid 60’s

Wednesday

Rain likely, could be heavy, cool, low 60’s

Discussion

The current upper air pattern is still quite energetic and more showers and thunderstorms are possible today and some of the rain that falls can be heavy at times. A strong cold frontal system will sweep through the region by later today and this will pave the way for a generally cool and dry weekend. Winds on Saturday, however, will be quite strong with gusts past 30 mph. If you're going to the Penn State game in Happy Valley on Saturday you can expect temperatures just past 50 degrees with a strong wind blowing and wind chills in the upper 30's to lower 40's. Calmer weather will occur on Sunday and Monday throughout the Mid-Atlantic, but it’ll still be quite cool and 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.