7:00 AM | Noticeably colder today and the cold will not fold anytime soon; snow shower threat later tonight and possibly even the first coating of snow in suburban locations

6-Day Forecast

Today

Some sun followed by increasing clouds, noticeably colder than yesterday, chance for a rain shower late in the day, highs in the mid 40’s

Tonight

Cloudy, cold, rain showers early and snow showers late, a coating of snow is even possible in some of the northern and western suburbs, lows near 30 degrees

Friday

Becoming mostly sunny, breezy, cold, low 40’s

Friday Night

Mostly clear, quite cold, mid 20’s

Saturday

Mostly sunny, cold, low-to-mid 40’s

Sunday

Becoming mostly cloudy, cold, chance for rain at night possibly mixed with snow initially, mid 40’s

Monday

Cloudy, cold, rain likely, mid 40’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, windy, very cold for this time of year, mid-to-upper 30's

Discussion

Let's begin with this...the first coating of snow is possible later tonight in some of the northern and western suburbs as low pressure moves up along the east coast at the same time even colder air filters into the region. An Arctic front slid through the region on Wednesday without much fanfare, but it has set in motion an overall weather pattern change that will likely keep the Mid-Atlantic region on the “colder–than-normal” side through next week and perhaps beyond. Temperatures today will hold in the 40’s and then an area of moisture associated with developing low pressure will ride along the coastline producing some rain early tonight and then snow later tonight in the northern and western suburbs. High temperatures tomorrow and for each weekend day will also hold in the 40’s and there is another Arctic air outbreak destined to reach this area next Tuesday - and it looks even colder than this initial shot of cold air. Before that next batch of Arctic air arrives, there is likely to be a storm that moves from the Gulf of Mexico into the Northeast US – odds favor rain in the immediate I-95 corridor for Sunday night and Monday, but we’ll monitor it closely over the next few days as it might just be cold enough at the start for a brief mixture.

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