7:15 AM | Major rain event tonight into Thursday; snow showers possible early Friday with frontal passage

6-Day Forecast

Today

Increasing clouds, chilly, highs in the mid 40’s

Tonight

A soaking rain, maybe even a thunderstorm, windy, chilly, upper 30’s

Thursday

Mostly cloudy, rain likely, maybe a thunderstorm, windy, cool, mid-to-upper 40’s

Thursday night

Rain showers still possible, lows near 35

Friday

Considerable clouds with morning snow showers possible, windy, turning colder, afternoon temperatures primarily in the mid-to-upper 30’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, cold, mid 30’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, cold, mid 30’s

Monday

Partly sunny, cold, mid-to-upper 30’s

Discussion

A moisture-laden storm will pull out of the South today and head right for the Mid-Atlantic coast by later tonight. Rain should develop here early tonight and it will then evolve into a soaking rain in the overnight hours and through much of Thursday. Rainfall amounts of 1.5 to 2.0 inches are possible here between tonight and later Thursday. An upper level low will then combine with a strong cold frontal system to generate more possible rain showers here late Thursday night and, as colder air filters into the region, there can be a changeover to snow showers Friday morning. The rest of Friday will feature gusty winds, possible snow showers, and temperatures holding steady during the afternoon in the 30’s. The Arctic chill will then stick around here right into early next week followed by a brief warmup on Tuesday.

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