7:15 AM | Sunshine and warmth once again for today, but then an ocean flow brings in cooler air for tomorrow and Friday

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, warm, upper 60’s

Tonight

Mostly clear, cool, mid-to-upper 40’s

Thursday

Mostly sunny, cooler, upper 50’s

Thursday Night

Becoming mostly cloudy, cool, mid-to-upper 40’s

Friday

Mostly cloudy, showers possible, cool, mid-to-upper 50’s

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, a shower still possible, milder, near 60

Sunday

Partly sunny, warm, low 60’s

Monday

Mostly sunny, even warmer, 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 through the 60’s along with plenty of sunshine. Dry weather should continue on Thursday as well, but it’ll turn cooler as an ocean flow develops thanks to high pressure to the north. The cooler conditions will continue into the weekend, but overall temperatures will still be above normal for this time of year. Looking past the weekend, it looks like 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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