7:00 AM | *Significant nor'easter drenches the I-95 corridor tonight and Thursday*

6-Day Forecast

Today

Lowering and thickening clouds, cool, showers possible in southern sections by the end of the day, highs not far from 70 degrees

Tonight

Cloudy with periods of rain, heavy at times, increasing winds, cool, lows in the mid-to-upper 50’s

Thursday

Cloudy, chilly and windy with periods of rain, heavy at times, mid-to-upper 60’s

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, breezy, cool, showers still possible early, low 50’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, warmer, patchy fog possible late at night, mid-to-upper 70’s

Saturday

Patchy fog possible early; otherwise, partly-to-mostly sunny skies, comfortably warm, near 80

Sunday

Patchy fog possible early; otherwise, partly-to-mostly sunny skies, pleasant, upper 70’s

Monday

Partly sunny, comfortable, upper 70’s

Discussion

Low pressure forming along the east coast will generate a chilly, soaking rain event around here beginning late today and continuing into Thursday. This developing coastal storm could produce one to as much as three inches of rain from the I-95 corridor between DC and New York City and points east to the coastline before pulling away from the region on Friday. Mid-Atlantic coastal sections will be most affected by this nor'easter tonight and Thursday with heavy rainfall and gale force winds generally out of the east-to-northeast. The combination of clouds, rain and an ocean flow of air will hold temperatures primarily in the 60’s on Thursday, but then temperatures should rebound nicely Friday afternoon with the return of some sunshine.

Looking ahead, high temperatures will likely flirt with the 80 degree mark on both weekend days, but fog could become an important factor during the late night and early morning hours. The combination of the increasing nighttime hours, high soil moisture content, and high pressure sitting on top of the region is a recipe for some serious fog to form this weekend in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Video

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