7:00 AM | *A wild weather day in much of the Mid-Atlantic region with heavy rain and potential severe weather*

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy, warm, humid, occasional rain and possibly strong-to-severe thunderstorms, some of the rain will be heavy and any storm can produce damaging wind gusts, hail and even isolated tornadoes, highs in the upper 70’s

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, evening showers and thunderstorms likely, some of the rain can be heavy and any storm can produce damaging wind gusts, hail and even isolated tornadoes, turning cooler late, lows in the mid-to-upper 50’s

Friday

Partly sunny, cooler, chance for a few afternoon showers, low 70’s

Friday Night

Mostly clear, cool, low-to-mid 50’s

Saturday

Mostly sunny, pleasant, mid-to-upper 70’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, warm, showers possible late in the day or at night, near 80

Monday

Mostly cloudy, warm, chance for showers and thunderstorms, near 80

Tuesday

Partly sunny, warm, chance for showers and thunderstorms, near 80

Discussion

A wild weather day is in store for much of the Mid-Atlantic region today with heavy rain likely and also the threat for a widespread severe weather event as multiple severe weather ingredients are coming together in the atmosphere. An unusually strong low pressure system will cross Pennsylvania today and reach the Mid-Atlantic coastline later this evening. From there, this strong low will ride northeast along the New England coastline early Friday in much the same fashion as a wintertime nor’easter. Rainfall around here today should end up being more than an inch and, given the saturated grounds, flash flooding could be the result in many locations. Any thunderstorm that forms today can produce damaging wind gusts, hail and even isolated tornadoes. Some improvement occurs on Friday as the storm pulls away from the region although a few PM showers cannot be ruled out, and then high pressure will generate nice conditions around here on Saturday.

Video

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