7:00 AM | Occasional showers today and there can be some heavier rain mixed in; looking ahead - colder air mass to sweep across the nation later this week and reach the Mid-Atlantic this weekend

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mainly cloudy, becoming warmer and more humid, occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm or two, some of the rain can be heavy at times, highs in the low-to-mid 70’s

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, mild, occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm, some fog possible late, mid 60’s

Wednesday

Fog and clouds in the morning then becoming partly sunny, very warm and humid with an occasional shower or thunderstorm, highs near 80

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, a shower and thunderstorm still possible, mild, low 60’s

Thursday

Mostly sunny, warm, but a little less humid, upper 70’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, warm, mid-to-upper 70’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, cooler, mid-to-upper 60’s

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, cool, chance for showers, low-to-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 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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