7:00 AM | A taste of summer right through early next week; showers/thunderstorms on Saturday; warm spell likely peaks on Monday; turns noticeably cooler again later next week

6-Day Forecast

Today

Early morning patchy fog and drizzle; otherwise, mostly cloudy skies today and becoming noticeably warmer, chance for showers and thunderstorm, highs in the mid-to-upper 70’s

Tonight

Cloudy, mild, chance for showers and thunderstorms, lows not far from 60 degrees

Saturday

Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely, warm, mid-to-upper 70’s

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, mild, a few showers and thunderstorms possible early, upper 50’s

Sunday

Becoming mostly sunny, warm, near 80

Monday

Partly sunny, very warm, low-to-mid 80’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, warm, showers and thunderstorms possible, near 80

Wednesday

Mainly cloudy, not quite as warm, showers and thunderstorms possible, low-to-mid 70’s

Discussion

Warm air surged into the DC metro region on Thursday afternoon and it will become quite noticeable around here later today and then in the New York City metro region on Saturday. The above-normal temperatures will stick around right through early next week with perhaps the warmest conditions occurring on Monday in the Mid-Atlantic region. In fact, temperatures on Monday afternoon could flirt with the 90 degree mark in the DC metro region, the middle 80’s in Philly, and near 80 degrees in NYC. A cold front will reach the east coast by the middle of next week and it’ll turn noticeably cooler by the end of the week.

As far as rainfall is concerned, there can be a shower or thunderstorm at just about any time through tonight and then a frontal system will produce widespread showers and thunderstorms later Saturday up and down the I-95 corridor from DC-to-Philly-to-NYC. Saturday’s shower and thunderstorm activity should clear out in time to allow for a dry, sunny and warm Mother’s Day on Sunday.