7:00 AM | Strong cold front arrives late tomorrow with possible strong thunderstorms and ends warm spell...80 degrees possible on Friday afternoon

7:00 AM | Strong cold front arrives late tomorrow with possible strong thunderstorms and ends warm spell...80 degrees possible on Friday afternoon

Slow-moving low pressure over southern Florida today will head out over the western Atlantic and this should allow for the return of partial sunshine and our warmer-than-normal weather pattern will continue. In fact, temperatures on Friday will likely flirt with the 80 degree mark for highs just ahead of an approaching strong cold frontal system.  This strong cold front will generate showers and thunderstorms late in the day on Friday or more likely during the evening hours. Some of the thunderstorms associated with this frontal passage can be on the strong side with gusty winds and brief downpours.  Following the passage of the cold front, temperatures will return to much more seasonal levels this weekend. It turns unsettled again early next week with the threat for more showers and thunderstorms ahead of another cold frontal system.

7:00 AM | Strong cold front arrives Saturday night and ends our current warm spell

7:00 AM | Strong cold front arrives Saturday night and ends our current warm spell

Very mild air for this time of year will stick around through much of the day on Saturday and there could even be record-breaking temperatures in some spots in the Mid-Atlantic region this afternoon, tomorrow and/or Saturday.  With the warm up comes the likelihood of patchy fog during the late night and early morning time periods.  On Saturday, a strong cold front will be approaching us from the Great Lakes region and it will generate occasional PM rain around here and even a possible thunderstorm or two as it remains quite mild for one last day.  Following the passage of the cold front, temperatures on Sunday and Monday will return to much more seasonal levels and winds will kick up out of the NW as we close out the weekend.  

7:00 AM | Warm weather continues until strong cold front arrives this weekend...colder air returns for Sunday and Monday

7:00 AM | Warm weather continues until strong cold front arrives this weekend...colder air returns for Sunday and Monday

Very mild air for this time of year will stick around through much of the day on Saturday and there could even be record-breaking temperatures in some spots in the Mid-Atlantic region this afternoon, tomorrow and/or Saturday.  With the warm up comes the likelihood of patchy fog during the late night and early morning time periods.  On Saturday, a strong cold front will be approaching us from the Great Lakes region and it will generate occasional PM rain around here and even a possible thunderstorm or two as it remains quite mild for one last day.  Following the passage of the cold front, temperatures on Sunday and Monday will return to much more seasonal levels and winds will kick up out of the NW as we close out the weekend.  

7:00 AM | Unsettled conditions remain behind slowly departing low pressure system

7:00 AM | Unsettled conditions remain behind slowly departing low pressure system

Slow-moving low pressure will grudgingly edge off the southeast coast of Florida today, but it’ll be close enough to the area to generate the threat for an occasional shower. Significant clearing will finally take place on Friday as the low pressure system pulls away to the northeast in a track generally parallel to the east coast.  Mainly sunny skies on Friday will boost afternoon high temperatures to near the 80 degree mark and it’ll remain quite warm on Saturday as well, but then turn somewhat cooler on Sunday.

7:00 AM | Warm weather until strong cold front arrives this weekend...colder air returns for Sunday and Monday

7:00 AM | Warm weather until strong cold front arrives this weekend...colder air returns for Sunday and Monday

Very mild air for this time of year will stick around through much of the day on Saturday and there could even be record-breaking temperatures in some spots in the Mid-Atlantic region this afternoon, tomorrow and/or Saturday.  With the warm up comes the likelihood of patchy fog during the late night and early morning time periods.  On Saturday, a strong cold front will be approaching us from the Great Lakes region and it will generate occasional PM rain around here and even a possible thunderstorm or two as it remains quite mild for one last day.  Following the passage of the cold front, temperatures on Sunday and Monday will return to much more seasonal levels and winds will kick up out of the NW as we close out the weekend.  

2:25 PM | *NASA discovers first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star*

2:25 PM | *NASA discovers first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star*

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star and three of these are believed to be in the habitable zone – the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water. The discovery sets a record for the greatest number of habitable-zone planets found around a single star outside of our solar system. All of these seven planets could have liquid water, the chances are highest with the three in the habitable zone.

7:00 AM | Much milder today and then 70 degrees is possible for highs on Thursday...colder air returns by Sunday

7:00 AM | Much milder today and then 70 degrees is possible for highs on Thursday...colder air returns by Sunday

Very mild air for this time of year will return to the Mid-Atlantic region today following the overnight passage of a warm frontal system.  Temperatures could reach the 70 degree mark for highs on Thursday and it will stay quite mild right into the weekend.  On Saturday, a strong cold front will approach from the northwest and likely generate showers around here and perhaps a thunderstorm or two.  It’ll turn quite a bit colder on Sunday following the passage of the cold frontal system and temperatures should hold in the 40’s as we close out the weekend.

7:00 AM | *Gulf of Mexico low pressure system brings soaking rain event to Florida*

7:00 AM | *Gulf of Mexico low pressure system brings soaking rain event to Florida*

A soaking rain event is unfolding for much of Florida as low pressure pushes into the southern half of the state from the Gulf of Mexico. There will be occasional rain in the region from later today into Thursday and perhaps a strong thunderstorm or two as cooling aloft will combine with increasing low-level moisture to support enough buoyancy for scattered thunderstorms. The Gulf of Mexico low pressure system is moving quite slowly so significant clearing will likely not take place around here until Friday. 

7:00 AM | Gulf of Mexico low pressure system slowly pulling away from region

7:00 AM | Gulf of Mexico low pressure system slowly pulling away from region

Slow-moving low pressure over the Gulf of Mexico continues to feed some moisture into the region and there is the threat for another shower or two as well as some patchy fog later tonight. Temperatures will stay above normal for the remainder of the work week and there might even be a flirtation with the 80 degree mark for highs on Friday afternoon - just ahead of a cold front.  This strong cold front will pass through the region on Friday night - potentially with strong thunderstorms - and usher in a much cooler air mass for the weekend.

7:00 AM | Very mild right into the weekend...colder air returns by Sunday

7:00 AM | Very mild right into the weekend...colder air returns by Sunday

Very mild air for this time of year will return to the Mid-Atlantic region today following the overnight passage of a warm frontal system.  Temperatures could reach the 70 degree mark for highs each of the next three work days and it will stay quite mild right into the weekend.  On Saturday, a strong cold front will approach from the northwest and likely generate showers around here and perhaps a thunderstorm or two.  It’ll turn quite a bit colder on Sunday following the passage of the cold frontal system and temperatures will struggle to escape the 40’s as we close out the weekend.