7:15 AM | Powerful coastal storm Sunday/Monday; drought-busting rains here could be on the order of several inches

6-Day Forecast

Today

Becoming mostly sunny, pleasant, mid 70’s

Tonight

Becoming mostly cloudy, mild, mid-to-upper 50’s

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, still warm, occasional showers and thunderstorms; especially, during the afternoon, near 70

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, more showers possible, turning cooler late, low-to-mid 50’s

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, cool, windy, periods of rain, some heavy, upper 50's

Monday

Mostly cloudy, windy, chilly, periods of rain, some heavy, mid-to-upper 50’s

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, windy, cool, still a shower threat, mid-to-upper 50’s

Wednesday

Partly sunny, not as cool, breezy, near 60

Discussion

A powerful storm will hit the Mid-Atlantic on Sunday and Monday with drought-busting type heavy rain, increasingly strong winds and possibly damaging wet snows in the higher elevation, interior sections. Before the storm hits later this weekend, a cold front will pass through the region on Saturday and there will be showers and thunderstorms associated with the frontal passage; especially, during the afternoon and evening hours. By Sunday morning, a storm will be gathering strength near the Southeast US coast and this storm will then take a turn up the east coast. By Monday morning, this storm is likely to be right at the Mid-Atlantic coastline and then will take a turn inland prolonging the precipitation into early next week. Much cooler air will get pulled into the Mid-Atlantic behind the storm early next week and it'll stay chilly here for a few days. The total rainfall amounts in this region between Saturday afternoon and Monday morning could end up in the 2-4 inch range.