7:00 AM | Soaking rain moves in courtesy of a strong cold frontal system; chilly air mass for the weekend

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy, windy, milder, a few passing showers through the mid-afternoon and then showers and thunderstorms likely at the end of the afternoon, highs in the upper 70’s

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms, windy, some of the rain will be heavy at times, turning cooler late, lows in the upper 40’s by morning

Saturday

Early morning clouds and possible lingering showers will give way to mostly sunny skies, breezy and noticeably cooler, low 60’s

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, cold, upper 30’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, chilly, upper 50’s

Monday

Increasing clouds, chilly, chance for showers at night, upper 50’s

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, still cool, showers possible, low 60’s

Wednesday

Cloudy, milder, windy, showers and thunderstorms possible late in the day or at night, upper 60’s

Discussion

A strong cold front that has been crossing the country in recent days will bring showers and thunderstorms to the Mid-Atlantic later today and tonight and some of the rain will fall heavily at times. In fact, the I-95 corridor from DC-to-Philly-to-NYC should receive close to an inch of rainfall by early Saturday morning at which time the cold front exits off the east coast. High pressure will build across the region later tomorrow and Sunday and the air mass will be quite chilly for this time of year. Low temperatures both weekend nights should be in the 30's in many spots and frost is not out of the question in the normally coldest suburban locations. An area of moisture along the east coast could bring showers back to the region Monday night or Tuesday and then another strong west-to-east moving cold front is likely to cause more significant showers and thunderstorms around here by Wednesday night or Thursday of next week. One final note - the NASA Wallops Island rocket launch will happen no earlier than 5PM Saturday.

Video

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