7:15 AM | Another great couple of days, but then it turns cooler on Friday

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, warm, low 70's

Tonight

Mostly clear, cool, low 40’s

Thursday

Mostly sunny, warm, near 70

Thursday Night

Becoming mostly cloudy, mild, a few late night showers possible, upper 40’s

Friday

Mostly cloudy, showers possible and maybe a thunderstorm, cooler, upper 50's to lower 60's for highs

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, a shower still possible, low 60's

Sunday

Partly sunny, warm, low-to-mid 60’s

Monday

Mostly sunny, warm, near 70

Discussion

Widespread warmth with well-above normal temperatures will continue today over much of the country east of the Rockies. This weather pattern is more typical of May than mid-March with a strong subtropical high pressure system over the western Atlantic that is continuously pumping mild air into the Mid-Atlantic from our southwest. Despite the fact that a weak cold front came through the region late yesterday, temperatures today should once again climb towards 70 degrees along with plenty of sunshine. Dry weather should continue on Thursday as well, but then there will be a threat for showers on Friday; however, it doesn’t look like a significant rain event. It will also turn somewhat cooler on Friday and Saturday as an ocean flow of air is likely to develop around here. Looking past the weekend, it looks like very warm weather will return in the Monday to Wednesday time frame with perhaps even higher temperatures than what we have enjoyed this week. Elsewhere, as warm and pleasant as it is around here, the west coast is cold and miserable with heavy rain along the coast from the Pacific Northwest to central California and heavy snows in the inland mountainous regions. The heavy rain will slide down the west coast over the next couple of days with significant rain arriving in southern California by week’s end.

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