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6-Day Forecast

Today

Partly-to-mostly sunny, very mild, highs near 70 degrees

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, mild, chance for a few showers and maybe a thunderstorm, lows in the mid 50’s

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy in the morning with a shower possible, partly sunny and warm in the afternoon, near 80

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, mild, chance for a couple of showers, mid 50’s

Wednesday

Partly sunny, warm, chance for a shower and thunderstorm, upper 70's

Thursday

Mostly cloudy, still quite mild, showers and thunderstorms likely late in the day and at night, upper 60's

Friday

Mostly cloudy, cooler, chance for showers, mid-to-upper 50’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, chilly, low-to-mid 50’s

Discussion

Much milder air has moved into the Mid-Atlantic region as high pressure shifted off the east coast over the weekend and this promoted a southwesterly flow of air around here which will boost temperatures to near 70 degrees this afternoon. Clouds will dominate the skies tonight and a few showers and maybe even a thunderstorm cannot be ruled out and then temperatures will soar to near 80 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday will continue to feature mild conditions, but late day and nighttime showers and thunderstorms will signal the return of colder air to close out the week.

Elsewhere, the cold weather is not completely gone yet from the country. In fact, there can be quite a spring snowstorm over the next couple of days from the Rockies to the Northern Plains which will include such cities as Denver, Cheyenne and Rapid City where 6-12 inches can fall by tomorrow night. On the powerful western storm's warm southeastern flank, severe weather is likely to break out later today as well as tomorrow afternoon across the southern Plains and in southern sections of the Midwest.

Video

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