7:00 AM | Weekend looks rather quiet...next week looks stormy and wet; strong winds possible Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy, cold, highs in the low 40's

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, cold, lows by morning near 30 degrees

Saturday

Partly sunny, cold, upper 30’s

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, cold, cannot rule out a rain or snow shower, low 30’s

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, cold, maybe a rain or snow shower, low 40’s

Monday

Mostly cloudy, cold, PM rain likely, low-to-mid 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-to-mid 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.

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