7:00 AM | Nasty weather event later today to include heavy rain, strong winds and possible severe weather

6-Day Forecast

Today

Showers this morning and periods of rain this afternoon, a strong thunderstorm could be mixed in as well later today, some of the rain will be heavy at times and there can be damaging winds, muggy, windy, upper 70’s

Tonight

Periods of rain, maybe a strong thunderstorm, some of the rain can be heavy and there can be damaging winds, turning cooler late, windy, upper 50’s by morning

Wednesday

Becoming mostly sunny, breezy, cool, less humid, low 70’s

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, cool, upper 40’s by morning

Thursday

Mostly sunny, cool, low 70’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, pleasant, mid 70’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, warm, showers likely late, maybe a thunderstorm, upper 70’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, quite cool, upper 60’s

Discussion

The ingredients are coming together for a nasty weather event in the East over the next 24 hours as a strong cold front closes in on the coast at the same time moisture-rich air moves northward from the Gulf of Mexico. Showers this morning will evolve into periods of rain this afternoon and evening, and strong thunderstorms could mix in as well later today with the potential for damaging winds and even isolated tornadoes. Some of the rain will fall heavily at times over the next 24 hours and, by the time the storm winds down early Wednesday, a widespread swath of 2-4 inches of total rainfall is likely from the Gulf states to New England with the Appalachian Mountains especially hard hit. Winds will be quite strong today even before thunderstorm activity develops, and could gust past 50 mph during those potential late day or early evening strong storms. The strong cold front will push off the coast early tomorrow and that frontal passage will usher in cool, dry air for the remainder of the week. Another cold front will threaten us with more showers late on Saturday. One other note, the weather in the East will likely wreak havoc on tonight's baseball schedule with games in New York (Mets/Phils, Blue Jays/Yanks) and DC (Nationals/Dodgers) in jeopardy.

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