7:00 AM | Cold front slowly working its way through the area; threat continues for afternoon showers and storms

6-Day Forecast

Today

Partly sunny, not as hot as yesterday, still the chance for showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon hours, highs in the upper 80’s

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, mild and muggy, chance for a shower or thunderstorm during the evening hours, lows in the mid-to-upper 60’s

Thursday

Mainly sunny, warm, slight chance for an shower or thunderstorm, mid 80’s

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, mild, low-to-mid 60’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, warm, mid 80’s

Saturday

Mostly sunny, warm, mid 80’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, warm, more humid, chance for showers and thunderstorms, mid-to-upper 80’s

Monday

Partly sunny, warm, chance for showers and thunderstorms, mid-to-upper 80’s

Discussion

Yesterday featured the development of a squall line that formed early in the afternoon across the Ohio Valley and then it raced eastward across the interior Mid-Atlantic region reaching the I-95 corridor around 8pm with damaging wind gusts and brief heavy rainfall. Upwards of 250,000 people lost power in southeastern Pennsylvania last evening with the most outages occurring to the north and west of Route I-95 (e.g., Chester County). A cold front arrives in the region today and it will then slowly settle just to the south of the area by later tomorrow. The threat for showers and thunderstorms will continue this afternoon in the Mid-Atlantic region and cannot be completely ruled out for Thursday afternoon. High pressure should then control the weather on Friday and Saturday providing us with pleasant overall conditions before more humidity returns to the area as we close out the weekend. Another cold front will then enhance the chances for showers and thunderstorms early next week ahead of a cool air mass for this time of year.

Video

httpv://youtu.be/IPbMmjWitLw