7:00 AM | Warmest weather yet for Sunday and Monday, but significant rainfall on Tuesday ushers in a much cooler air mass

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy, breezy, quite mild, chance for a shower or two, but mainly rain-free, highs in the mid 70's

Tonight

Cloudy, mild, showers likely, lows near 50 degrees

Saturday

Early morning clouds give way to sunshine, mild, near 70

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, comfortable, low 50’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, quite mild, near 85 degrees

Monday

Becoming mostly cloudy, breezy, quite mild, chance for rain at night, upper 70’s

Tuesday

Periods of rain, breezy and turning cooler late, near 60

Wednesday

Partly sunny, breezy, much cooler and quite chilly for this time of year, low 50’s

Discussion

A cold frontal system will approach the region today giving us the chance for a shower or two, but much of the time will be rain-free. The front slows down some tonight as it grudgingly works its way through the region and the result will be a continuation of the shower threat for much of the night. The good news is that the front - and its associated clouds and showers - should move away from the region early tomorrow and this will set us up for a rather nice weekend. In fact, the warmest weather yet this spring will arrive on Sunday and continue into Monday before a significant cool down takes place later Tuesday and Wednesday. That cool down will be preceded by a strong cold front and significant rainfall is likely here late Monday night and Tuesday as the colder air mass arrives into the Mid-Atlantic region. This next cold shot will be quite widespread with the cold air plunging all the way down into the Deep South. Furthermore, snow is quite likely to break out late Tuesday in some of the interior, higher elevation locations of the Northeast U.S. (e.g., Appalachians). Unfortunately, the timing of the early week cold front is likely to greatly reduce our chances in the Mid-Atlantic region of observing the total lunar eclipse set for early Tuesday morning. The chilly weather that begins late Tuesday following the passage of the strong cold front will likely continue through Thursday, but then a warm up should then take place in the region in time for the Easter weekend.

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