7:00 AM | Coastal storm finally relaxes its grip on the region later today; weekend brings milder air into the area

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy, lingering snow this morning, maybe some rain showers in the afternoon, final accumulations end up in the 2-5 inch range, still windy and cold, highs in the low 40’s

Tonight

Becoming partly cloudy late, cold, lows near 30 degrees

Saturday

Mostly sunny, milder, highs near 50

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, cold, mid 30’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, even milder, low 50’s

Monday

Partly sunny, still mild, low-to-mid 50’s

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, mild, showers likely, low 50’s

Wednesday

Partly sunny, colder, mid 40’s

Discussion

The coastal storm that has been stalled out over the Atlantic Ocean during the past 24 hours is still having an effect on the Mid-Atlantic region this morning with some snow as an inverted trough of low pressure that extends from the low pressure center swings through the area. Once this trough moves out of here later today, the door will open up in the atmosphere for a substantial warm up by later in the weekend and early next week. In fact, temperatures are likely to climb to or slightly above 50 degrees on Sunday and Monday and it’ll stay mild on Tuesday as well, but showers will be likely by then as a cold front approaches from the Midwest. Once that front passes by, colder air will return to the Mid-Atlantic region for the middle and latter parts of next week.

Video

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