7:00 AM | Rain today signals the arrival of some colder air for the second half of the week

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy, mild, occasional showers and some of the rain can fall heavily at times, mid-to-upper 50’s

Tonight

Showers early then gradually becoming partly cloudy, turning colder late, upper 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, near 30

Thursday

Coldest day of the week: Partly sunny, windy, cold, near 40

Friday

Partly sunny, brisk, cold, mid 40’s

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, cold, chance for a few rain and/or showers, mid-to-upper 40’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, cold, near 40

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 can fall heavily at times with totals by tonight 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 some 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 better sky conditions around here to view it in the western sky after sunset. 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 quite over yet.

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