7:00 AM | Weekend looks quiet...next week looks stormy and wet; winds should be quite strong on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

6-Day Forecast

Today

Clouds and limited sunshine, cold, highs not far from 40 degrees

Tonight

Partly cloudy, cold, lows by morning in the mid-to-upper 20’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, cold, upper 30’s

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, cold, upper 20’s

Sunday

Becoming partly sunny, cold, near 40 degrees

Monday

Mostly cloudy, cold, PM rain likely, low 40’s

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, milder, still the chance for some rain, near 50 degrees

Wednesday

Cloudy, becoming windy with periods of rain, heavy at times, mild, low 50’s

Discussion

After another cold day to close out the work week with limited amounts of sunshine, low pressure will pull out of the southern states this weekend and head towards the Mid-Atlantic coastline. This storm will not intensify appreciably as it reaches the east coast and its limited precipitation field will stay to the south and east of the I-95 corridor region.

The overall weather pattern next week looks quite active as the atmosphere over North America undergoes some significant changes. One storm is likely to ride up the east coast later Monday bringing some rain to the I-95 corridor and then another and even stronger storm is likely to affect the Northeast US and Upper Midwest on Christmas Eve (Wednesday). Odds heavily favor rain in the I-95 corridor with the second storm and it could be a very windy and soaking rain event - possibly even including some thunderstorm activity. On the back side of that mid-week storm, it’ll turn colder around here on Wednesday night and Christmas Day with possible snow showers, but the biggest factor of all may very well be the continuing strong winds. The overall weather pattern will likely turn much colder as we approach New Year’s Day.

Video

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