7:00 AM | Precipitation breaks out today in the Mid-Atlantic region ahead of an influx of milder air

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy and cold today, occasional drizzle or rain this morning possibly mixed with ice pellets or snow at times, there can be some freezing this morning on untreated surfaces in suburban locations, "plain" rain showers this afternoon, highs in the low-to-mid 40’s

Tonight

Cloudy this evening with more rain showers, some of the rain can fall heavily for a brief time, some clearing late, cold, lows in the mid 30’s

Thursday

Mostly sunny, windy, milder, low 50’s

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, cold, upper 20's

Friday

Partly sunny, mild, low 50’s

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, breezy, mild, showers likely, mid 50’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, breezy, colder, low-to-mid 40’s

Monday

Mainly sunny, cold, upper 30's

Discussion

A frontal system to our west this morning is closing in on the region and it will bring some precipitation to the area. Enough cold air is lingering in the area this morning to pose the threat for a light wintry mix of rain, ice and/or snow in parts of the region, but plain rain is likely later today and early tonight as milder air oozes into the area from the southwest. Once the front clears the region by early tomorrow, sunshine will return and it’ll become windy and noticeably milder as we close out the work week. The mild weather continues into the early weekend, but a cold frontal passage will usher in colder for the beginning of next week. In fact, the pattern looks quite a bit colder-than-normal for next week in much of the central and eastern US – similar to what has occurred during much of the winter.

Video

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