7:00 AM | *Frozen precipitation event possible later this weekend; bitter cold air threat next week*

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy, cool, highs in the mid 50’s

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, chilly, chance for light rain or drizzle, lows by morning in the upper 40’s

Thursday

Mostly cloudy, mild, chance for showers, low-to-mid 60’s

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, cool, rain likely, low 50’s

Friday

Mostly cloudy, rain likely, highs near 60 early in the day

Saturday

Becoming partly sunny, colder, low 40’s

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, cold, chance for ice, snow and/or rain, mid 30’s

Monday

Mostly cloudy, cold, chance for rain, mid 40’s

Discussion

An incredibly cold Arctic air mass over the Northern Plains and Rockies will slow down in its progresses to the south and east over the next couple of days. The front at the leading edge of this air mass will ultimately stall in a southwest-to-northeast fashion near the east coast by the end of the week and waves of low pressure will ride along this temperature gradient boundary zone. By Sunday, strong Canadian high pressure will drift into the Northeast US and this system will be the anchor for some very cold low-level air that may get trapped on the eastern side of the Appalachian Mountains in, for example, the I-95 corridor region of the Mid-Atlantic. The end result could be an icy mess around here on Sunday as an area of moisture heads northeastward towards the Mid-Atlantic from the Deep South. It is likely that milder air eventually changes all precipitation to plain rain early by Monday before yet another Arctic air mass blasts into region on Tuesday.