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

6-Day Forecast

Today

Limited sunshine due to an abundance of high clouds, very warm, humid, scattered showers and thunderstorms, near 90 degrees for highs

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, mild, chance for an evening shower and thunderstorm, lows in the lower 70’s

Thursday

Limited sunshine, very warm, humid, chance for showers and thunderstorms, near 90

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 late in the day and at night, mid-to-upper 80’s

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, cooler, humid, showers and thunderstorms still possible, low 80’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, pleasantly warm, mid 80’s

Monday

Mostly sunny, warm, mid-to-upper 80’s

Discussion

A warm front is heading northward today from the southern part of the Mid-Atlantic and temperatures will climb to the 90 degree mark despite only limited amounts of sunshine due to an abundance of high clouds. There can be scattered showers and thunderstorms through tonight and that threat for scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue on Thursday as well. 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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