7:00 AM | Rain and possible thunderstorms as low pressure forms along frontal system

6-Day DC Forecast

Today

Mainly cloudy, breezy and quite mild with occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm or two, highs near 70 degrees

Tonight

Periods of rain, possibly a thunderstorm or two, breezy, turning colder late, lows by morning near 50 degrees

Saturday

Lingering showers possible early in the morning; otherwise, partly sunny skies, windy, much cooler than Friday, mid 50’s

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, cold, mid 30’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, breezy, rather pleasant, near 60 degrees

Monday

Mostly sunny, milder, near 65 degrees

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, mild, chance for showers, mid 60’s

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, mild, chance for showers, low-to-mid 60’s

Discussion

A strong cold front is approaching the eastern states and low pressure will form along the frontal boundary zone later today and generate a soaking rainfall in the Mid-Atlantic region. Occasional showers today will evolve into a steadier rainfall by tonight and there can be a thunderstorm or two mixed in late in the day or tonight. Temperatures will stay on the mild side today, but then cooler air pushes into the region for Saturday following the frontal passage. Showers can linger into the early morning hours on Saturday, but skies should clear some during the afternoon although it’ll remain quite breezy. Both Sunday and Monday look relatively nice with decent temperatures for this time of year and dry conditions.