7:00 AM | Chilly to close out the work week...weekend looking rather quite...next week looking very noisy

6-Day Forecast

Today

Clouds and limited sun, breezy, cold, highs in the lower 40’s

Tonight

Partly cloudy, cold, lows by morning in the lower 30’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, cold, low 40’s

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, cold, near 30 degrees

Saturday

Partly sunny, cold, cannot rule out a couple of rain and/or snow showers at night, near 40 degrees

Sunday

Partly sunny, cold, low 40's

Monday

Mostly cloudy, cold, rain likely, low-to-mid 40’s

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, not as cold, still the chance for some rain, upper 40’s

Discussion

Colder air has returned to the region following the passage of a frontal system early yesterday. Today and Friday will be slightly colder-than-normal in the Mid-Atlantic region, but dry on each day along with limited sunshine. Over the weekend, low pressure will pull out of the southern states and head towards the Mid-Atlantic coastline. It appears that intensification of this system at the coastline will be quite limited and that its precipitation field will generally stay southeast of the I-95 corridor.

The overall weather pattern looks very active next week as the atmosphere over North America undergoes some significant changes. One storm could ride up the east coast on Monday bringing a soaking rain event to the I-95 corridor and then another and even stronger storm is likely to affect the Northeast US and Upper Midwest by Christmas Eve (Wednesday). Odds favor rain in the I-95 corridor with the second storm and it could be another soaking rain event possibly even including some thunderstorm activity. On the back side of that mid-week storm, winds could howl next Wednesday night and again on Christmas Day and there will likely be a significant temperature plunge. The overall pattern looks to get progressively colder as we move from Christmas Day to New Year's Day.

Video

httpv://youtu.be/VFKDo5D-Sw4