7:00 AM | Soaking rain today associated with cold frontal system that will end our recent mild spell

6-Day Forecast

Today

Cloudy, mild, periods of rain and some of the rain will fall heavily at times, mid-to-upper 50’s

Tonight

Becoming partly cloudy, turning colder late, low-to-mid 30’s

Wednesday

Partly sunny, windy, colder, chance for a few afternoon rain and/or snow showers, upper 40’s

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, cold, upper 20’s

Thursday

Coldest day of the week: Mostly sunny, breezy, cold, near 40

Friday

Partly sunny, brisk, cold, low-to-mid 40’s

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, cold, chance for a few rain and/or snow showers, low 40’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, cold, low 40’s

Discussion

A strong cold front is sweeping towards the east coast and it’ll put an end to our warm spell as colder air will move in behind it for Wednesday and then a secondary front is expected to arrive late Wednesday with an even colder air mass behind it. High pressure will then takeover from Wednesday night into Saturday and temperatures will stay at below-normal levels through that period. Showers will continue today ahead of the first front and some of the rain will fall heavily at times with totals by late today of nearly an inch. The secondary front can bring a few rain and/or snow showers to the region during the afternoon hours on Wednesday before gradual clearing sets in Wednesday night. Meanwhile, Comet PAN-STAARS is now visible to the naked eye in the northern hemisphere, but we’ll need to get some clearing conditions around here to view it in the western sky after sunset. Despite the clouds and rain today, there is a chance that enough clearing could occur by this evening to allow for viewing of the comet. Looking ahead beyond this week, a colder-than-normal pattern is quite likely for the much of the balance of March and the threat for snow may not be over yet.

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