7:00 AM | Chilly start to the day and a pleasant finish; weekend cool front to bring showers to the region; potential east coast storm early next week

6-Day Forecast

Today

Sunny, chilly start and comfortably cool afternoon, highs in the low 70’s

Tonight

Mostly clear, chilly, patchy fog possible late, lows by morning in the upper 50’s

Thursday

Mostly sunny, pleasant, mid 70’s

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, cool, patchy fog late, upper 50’s

Friday

Patchy fog early then becoming mostly sunny, seasonably warm, upper 70’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, seasonably warm, chance for showers and possibly a thunderstorm late in the day or at night, upper 70’s

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, cooler, chance for showers and possibly a thunderstorm, low-to-mid 70’s

Monday

Variable clouds, cool, some rain possible, low 70’s

Discussion

Today will be another day with plenty of sunshine and below normal temperatures with afternoon highs reaching the low 70's after a chilly start to the day. Strong and widespread high pressure continues to dominate the weather scene in the northeastern part of the country and it will do so for another few days. As the high slips off the east coast tomorrow, warmer air will advance this way and high temperatures will climb towards 80 degrees by the end of the week. Fog will become more of an issue as we progress through late September and October given the increasing length of the nights and there can be some patchy fog late tonight/early tomorrow in suburban locations and again late tomorrow night/early Friday morning.

Looking ahead, a cool front will head to the eastern states this weekend and it is likely to generate showers around here and possibly a thunderstorm later Saturday into Sunday. Beyond that, there is a lot of tropical moisture hanging around the Gulf of Mexico and there are signs that a storm may pull out of the Gulf region early next week and possibly ride up the east coast. If this does happen, it could bring some significant rainfall to the region in the Monday/Tuesday time frame. Stay tuned on that.

Finally, tonight's moon will be full and it is known as the "harvest moon" which is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. And, after a week of deep quiet, the sun seems to be waking up with five new sunspots now visible on its Earth-facing side.

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