7:15 AM | Mid-80's are possible on Friday, but it doesn't begin a long-term trend

6-Day Forecast

Today

Steadiest of the morning rain has moved to the east, mostly cloudy for the rest of the morning and then partly sunny this afternoon, an isolated shower or thunderstorm still possible, much warmer than yesterday, mid-to-upper 70’s

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, mild, maybe a touch of drizzle, low-to-mid 50’s

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, not quite as warm as today, a little light rain possible, low 70’s

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, mild, chance for a shower or thunderstorm, mid 50’s

Thursday

Lots of clouds, warm, chance for a shower or thunderstorm, low-to-mid 70’s

Friday

Partly sunny, very warm, chance for a shower or thunderstorm, low-to-mid 80’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, still warm with the threat for a shower or thunderstorm, upper 70’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, breezy, cooler, near 70

Discussion

Warmer air is advancing into the region this morning and warm frontal showers and thunderstorms are the result as we transition away from the cool weather of recent days to a warmer pattern. The steadiest of the rain has passed us by to the east, but another shower or thunderstorm cannot be ruled out for the rest of the day. Temperatures this afternoon will likely shoot into the upper 70’s, but will be a little cooler on Wednesday. A series of weak fronts will keep us unsettled right into the weekend with the threat for a shower or thunderstorm from time-to-time. Temperatures will likely reach the mid 80’s on Friday, and it'll stay warm on Saturday, but this impressive late week warm spurt does not mean it will stay warm throughout the month of May. Actually, there are signs for some cooler-than-normal air masses to infiltrate the Mid-Atlantic States during the next couple of weeks.

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