7:00 AM | Strong cold front plowing towards the east coast; rain with front to be mainly a "midnight-to-noon" event

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy this morning with a touch of drizzle or light rain, partly sunny skies this afternoon, cool, highs in the low 70’s

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, cool, patchy fog possible late, lows in the low-to-mid 50’s

Friday

Partly sunny, becoming breezy, cool, low 70’s

Friday Night

Cloudy with periods of rain mainly after midnight, maybe a thunderstorm, breezy, cool, near 60

Saturday

Clouds and lingering showers in the morning; otherwise, mostly cloudy skies, breezy and cool, upper 60’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, quite cool, near 60

Monday

Mostly sunny, still on the cool side, but milder than Sunday, upper 60’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, cool, near 70

Discussion

A powerful cold front is barrelling towards the east coast and it will be an important event in the typical autumnal transitional process of "stepping down" in temperatures from summer-to-winter. The month of September ended on Tuesday with high temperatures flirting near the 80 degree mark along the I-95 corridor and last weekend featured temperatures in the low-to-mid 80's - it'll be quite a challenge to see those kinds of high temperatures for quite awhile behind this front.

The upcoming frontal system will be mainly a "midnight-to-noon" event from late tomorrow night into mid-day Saturday with the threat for some heavy downpours and a possible thunderstorm. Slow clearing will hold off until later Saturday and it’ll occur from southwest-to-northeast in the Mid-Atlantic region (i.e., DC clears out well before NYC) as much cooler air pours into the area. Sunday will feature temperatures way below normal for early October and the cool weather pattern will continue on Monday and Tuesday although it won't be as chilly as on Sunday.

Video

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