7:00 AM | Possible late week heavy rain and severe weather event in the Mid-Atlantic

6-Day Forecast

Today

Partly sunny, warm, more humid, slight chance for a late day shower or thunderstorm, mid-to-upper 80’s for highs

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, mild, slight chance for a late day shower or thunderstorm, lows in the mid 70’s

Thursday

Partly sunny, warm, humid, chance for showers and thunderstorms, upper 80’s

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, mild, chance for showers and thunderstorms, low 70's

Friday

Mostly cloudy, warm, humid, showers and thunderstorms likely and the chance exists for some heavy rain and severe weather later in the day and at night, low-to-mid 80’s

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, not as warm, humid, showers and thunderstorms still likely and some of the rain can be heavy, near 80

Sunday

Mostly sunny, pleasantly warm, low 80’s

Monday

Mostly sunny, pleasantly warm, low 80’s

Discussion

A warm front is heading northward today from the southern part of the Mid-Atlantic and more humid air has already moved back into our area after a one-day respite. Temperatures will climb to the upper 80's today with limited sunshine due to lots of high clouds. There is the slight chance for a late day or evening shower or thunderstorm and that threat for scattered showers and thunderstorms will increase somewhat on Thursday. A more organized threat will occur later Friday into Saturday as it appears the ingredients will come together for a potential late week heavy rain and severe weather event in the Mid-Atlantic. A strong upper-level trough will develop over the Great Lakes and Northeast by the end of the week and this will act to destabilize the atmosphere setting us up for this possibility of heavy rain and severe weather. It may take until Sunday for the trough to move far enough to the east to allow for genuine clearing skies to occur here along the I-95 corridor.

Video

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