7:00 AM | A thaw for the weekend and then stormy next week

6-Day Forecast

Today

Partly sunny skies, milder, highs in the low 40’s

Tonight

Mostly cloudy and quite cold, lows in the upper 20’s

Saturday

Partly sunny skies, even milder, near 50

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, chilly, cannot rule out a few rain showers, maybe some fog, upper 30’s

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, mild, chance for a few rain showers, near 50

Monday

Mostly cloudy, chilly, chance for some snow or rain, upper 30’s

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, breezy, cold, chance for some ice, snow and/or rain late in the day or at night, mid-to-upper 30’s

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, breezy, milder with some rain likely, low-to-mid 40’s

Discussion

A thaw will occur in the Mid-Atlantic through the weekend, but then a Sunday cold frontal passage will usher in moderately colder air for early next week. One storm system will slide by to our south on Monday possibly spreading some snow or rain into the area by early in the day. A second system will have significant moisture associated with it as it arrives for Tuesday night and Wednesday. There will be cold air initially for that second storm, but warmer air is likely to move in as the surface low pressure pulls to our northwest. The end result may be a period of ice (freezing rain and/or sleet) before a changeover to plain rain at mid-week. Following that second storm, colder air will flood the Mid-Atlantic region during the second half of next week. A third storm will then likely head towards the east coast at the end of next week or beginning of the weekend with the chance for snow or rain.

Video

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