7:00 AM | Warm front to generate shower/thunderstorm activity in the region late today and tonight; 80+ degrees on both weekend days

6-Day Forecast

Today

Sunshine followed by increasing clouds, still a bit on the cool side, showers likely at the end of the day and maybe a thunderstorm, highs in the mid-to-upper 60’s

Tonight

Cloudy, showers likely and maybe a thunderstorm or two, lows not far from 50 degrees

Thursday

Mostly cloudy, still the chance for showers and thunderstorms, cool, mid 60's

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, mild, a few showers possible and maybe a thunderstorm, low-to-mid 50’s

Friday

A mix of clouds and sun, warmer, still the chance for a shower or thunderstorm, mid-to-upper 70’s

Saturday

Mainly cloudy, warm, showers and thunderstorms possible, near 80

Sunday

Partly sunny, still warm, slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm, near 80

Monday

Partly sunny, comfortable, chance for showers, mid 70’s

Discussion

Much warmer air has been building up in the southern portion of the country over the last few days with triple digits in parts of Texas and Oklahoma. This warm air mass is now pushing to the north and east and the warm front at its leading edge will arrive in the Mid-Atlantic region early tonight along with some shower and thunderstorm activity. The warm air will surge into the DC metro region on Thursday afternoon, then into Philly on Friday, and finally, into the NYC metro region on Saturday. Temperatures around here should climb well up into the 70's on Friday and then flirt with the 80 degree mark on both weekend days.

Looking ahead, this surge of much warmer-than-normal air does not look like it will signal a long-term spell of above-normal weather for the Mid-Atlantic region. A cold front should arrive next Tuesday bringing cooler air to the Mid-Atlantic region by mid-week and then even colder air is likely to return to the region by the end of next week.

Video

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