7:00 AM | Shower and storm threat continues for the next couple of days; colder air heads to the east coast later this weekend

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mainly cloudy, more humid today, occasional showers this afternoon and possibly a thunderstorm or two, some of the rain can be heavy at times, highs in the upper 60's

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, mild, occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm early, some fog possible late, upper 50’s

Wednesday

Morning clouds and fog then partial afternoon sunshine, quite warm and humid, an occasional shower or thunderstorm, near 80

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, showers still possible, mild, upper 60’s

Thursday

Partly sunny, warm, but a little less humid, near 80

Friday

Mostly sunny, warm, mid-to-upper 70’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, cooler, near 70

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, cool, chance for showers, mid 60’s

Discussion

A large area of moisture that had its origins over the tropical Pacific Ocean has made its way to the Mid-Atlantic region and we'll experience occasional showers later today with a possible thunderstorm or two mixed in and some of the rain can be heavy at times. It’ll become warmer and more humid today and that higher humidity will stick around on Wednesday as well which will turn out to be a very warm and humid day. A weak cool front will then slip through by early Thursday and, while it’ll still be quite warm, humidity levels will drop slightly for Thursday and Friday. Meanwhile, a big weather story across the country later this week will be an invasion of much colder air into the Rockies and Northern Plains and the strong frontal system at the leading edge of that colder air mass should reach the east coast this weekend. The overall weather pattern looks quite chilly in much of the country including the Mid-Atlantic region once we get past this warm week and into the latter part of the weekend.

Video

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