7:00 AM | Cold front generates heavy rain this morning and a few showers and possibly a thunderstorm this afternoon; weekend looks decent

6-Day Forecast

Today

Cloudy, windy, chilly, periods of rain this morning and some of the rain will be heavy at times, an occasional shower likely during the afternoon, highs in the low 50’s

Tonight

Mostly cloudy with a chance for some residual early evening showers, colder late, lows in the low 40’s

Saturday

Partly-to-mostly sunny, breezy and seasonably cool, highs near 60

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, cold, upper 30’s

Sunday

Partly-to-mostly sunny, cool, upper 50’s

Monday

Mostly sunny, milder, near 70

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, mild, chance for a couple of showers, low 70’s

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, mild, chance for a few showers and thunderstorms at night, low-to-mid 70’s

Discussion

A strong cold front is heading for the east coast and it will cause periods of rain around here this morning and some of the rain will fall heavily at times. While the steadiest rain will be over by early afternoon, there still can be an occasional shower and possibly even a late day thunderstorm. The soaking and beneficial rains of today will make for a "green explosion" this weekend as lawns will suddenly take on a nice dark green appearance. The front will slide off the east coast tonight and drier air will filter into the region just in time for the weekend. Both weekend days should feature some sunshine and seasonably cool conditions with highs not far from 60 degrees. It’ll turn milder early next week, but a couple of fronts could bring us a couple of showers by mid-week.

By late next week, it looks like there will be another strong cold front closing in on the east coast and it will likely generate another significant rain event for the East - perhaps including more strong thunderstorms. Following that end-of-the-week frontal passage, the overall weather pattern could turn chilly again in the East. Also next week, there will be another snowstorm for the places that got hit this week (e.g. Denver, Minneapolis).

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