7:00 AM | Today's cold frontal passage is quickly followed by a secondary front later tomorrow; colder weather returns for the second half of the week

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy, mild, occasional rain into the early afternoon hours and some of the rain will be heavy at times, highs near 60 degrees

Tonight

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

Wednesday

Partly sunny, windy, colder, chance for a few afternoon rain showers, near 50

Wednesday Night

Becoming mostly clear, cold, near 30

Thursday

Coldest day of the week: Mostly sunny, breezy, cold, mid 40’s

Friday

Partly sunny, brisk, cold, upper 40’s

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, chilly, a few rain showers possible, low 50's

Sunday

Mostly sunny, chilly, near 50

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 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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