7:00 am | **Major storm rides up the eastern seaboard; heavy rainfall could end up in the 2-4 inch range by tomorrow**

6-Day Forecast

Today

Cloudy with rain developing later this morning or early this afternoon, there could be a brief period of mixed frozen precipitation at the onset of the precipitation, chilly, highs later today near 40 degrees

Tonight

Rain, heavy at times, strengthening winds, maybe a thunderstorm, temperatures rising through the 40's

Wednesday

Cloudy with rain in the morning, some of it can still be heavy and there can be a thunderstorm mixed in, showers in the afternoon with dropping temperatures, strong winds, highs in the morning in the upper 40's to lower 50's

Wednesday Night

Continued strong winds and turning colder with possible snow showers, lows by morning in the mid 20's

Thursday

Mostly sunny and very cold, strong winds in the morning that will slacken off during the afternoon and evening, low-to-mid 30’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, still very cold, mid-to-upper 30’s

Saturday

Mostly sunny, cold, upper 30's

Sunday

Partly sunny, not quite as cold, but still well below normal, low-to-mid 40’s

Discussion

A major storm will ride up the eastern seaboard over the next 24 hours and it will bring the I-95 corridor region from DC to New York City heavy rainfall that may end up in the 2-4 inch range by midday tomorrow as we go from drought-like conditions to flood-like in quite a hurry. There may be enough cold air around later this morning and midday to allow for a brief period of sleet, snow and/or freezing rain at the onset of the precipitation event, but plain rain is likely by later this afternoon as slightly milder air pushes in. Heavy rainfall will continue tonight up and down the I-95 corridor and there can be a few thunderstorms mixed in. Winds will increase noticeably tonight out of the south or southeast pumping in even milder air and temperatures will likely rise through the 40's reaching quite mild levels by early Wednesday. As the storm pulls away later tomorrow, another batch of Arctic air will move into the Mid-Atlantic region, temperatures will drop quickly, and lingering rain showers could change to snow showers by tomorrow night accompanied by strong northwest winds. Thanksgiving Day promises to be very cold with well below normal temperatures for this time of year and strong northwest winds in the morning hours; however, the winds are likely to slacken off during the afternoon and evening as high pressure edges overhead.

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