7:00 AM | Still a threat for showers and thunderstorms

6-Day Forecast

Today

Cooler today with mostly cloudy skies, scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms are possible, highs not far from 70 degrees

Tonight

Scattered showers this evening, maybe a thunderstorm; otherwise, mostly cloudy skies, cool, lows by morning in the mid 50’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, still on the cool side with the chance for an afternoon shower or thunderstorm, near 70

Saturday Night

An evening shower or thunderstorm possible; otherwise, partly cloudy skies, cool, low 50’s

Sunday

Partly-to-mostly sunny, warmer, an afternoon shower cannot be ruled out, upper 70’s

Monday

Mostly sunny early, some clouds late, warmer, near 80

Tuesday

Partly sunny, warm, chance for showers and thunderstorms, near 80

Wednesday

Partly sunny, warm, chance for showers and thunderstorms, upper 70's

Discussion

An upper level trough currently situated over the Great Lakes will drop southeastward towards our area today and this will keep the atmosphere on the unstable side allowing for the possibility of showers and thunderstorms to form later today. There will be a tendency for the instability in the atmosphere to diminish as we progress through the long weekend, but another shower or thunderstorm cannot be ruled out for Saturday afternoon in the Mid-Atlantic region; especially, north of the PA/MD border. By Sunday, high pressure will take control along the east coast and it should turn warmer, but there can be isolated afternoon showers in the region. By Monday, that same high pressure will shift off the east coast and the flow on its backside will promote a warming trend and high temperatures in much of the I-95 corridor between DC and NYC will approach or surpass the 80 degree mark on Monday and Tuesday.

Video

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