7:00 AM | A taste of summer today; threat for showers and thunderstorms returns tonight and continues on Saturday; much cooler Sunday/Monday/Tuesday

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, warm, highs climbing to near 80 degrees

Tonight

Cloudy, mild, showers and thunderstorms likely, some of the rain can be heavy at times, lows in the low 60’s

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, mild, more showers and thunderstorms, some of the rain can be heavy at times, low-to-mid 70’s

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, mild, still the chance for showers and thunderstorms, some of the rain can be heavy at times, mid-to-upper 50’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, breezy, cooler, upper 60’s

Monday

Mostly sunny, breezy, chilly, near 60

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, still cool, low 60’s

Wednesday

Becoming mostly cloudy, milder, near 70

Discussion

There will be a taste of summer today as sunshine will help to boost afternoon temperatures to near 80 degrees, but the threat for showers and thunderstorms will return by tonight as our unsettled weather pattern continues. The threat for showers and thunderstorms will continue on Saturday as well as a strong cold front moves towards the eastern states from the Upper Midwest. While much of the time between this evening and tomorrow night will be rain-free, it can rain at just about any time and any of the rain that falls can be briefly heavy. This strong cold front will sweep off the east coast on Sunday and much cooler air will follow for the Sunday/Monday/Tuesday time period. In fact, temperatures could drop into the 30’s in some of the northern and western suburbs early Monday and Tuesday mornings. Milder air returns to the Mid-Atlantic region by the middle part of next week.

One final note - the heavy rain that fell on Wednesday in Central Park amounted to 3.02 inches which was more rain than had fallen in the previous 57 days and it broke the daily record of 2.33 inches set in 1886.

Video

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