12:45 PM | *Bali, Indonesia volcano showing signs of a major eruption*

12:45 PM | *Bali, Indonesia volcano showing signs of a major eruption*

Bali is an Indonesian island known for its volcanic mountains, beaches and rice paddies. For the last month or so, Bali’s largest volcano Mount Agung has been rocked by hundreds of earthquakes and in recent days that number has spiked to nearly 1,000 per day. In addition, white steam is now billowing out of the Bali volcano and this in combination with the increasing number of earthquakes suggests that a major eruption could be imminent. As a precaution, some 180,000 people have been evacuated from the surrounding area during the past few weeks. If there is a major eruption in this part of the world, it could have a significant impact on global temperatures for a few years.

7:00 AM | Strong onshore flow to continue through much of the week

7:00 AM | Strong onshore flow to continue through much of the week

Strong high pressure will remain relatively stationary over the Mid-Atlantic region for the remainder of the week and it will continue to have an influence on the local weather conditions. From that position, the high pressure system will generate a persistent onshore flow for our area through the week and into the weekend.  As a result, there will be a daily threat for showers and thunderstorms - given the added moisture from off the ocean - and winds will be quite noticeable from off the ocean.

7:00 AM | Strong high pressure remains in control right into the weekend

7:00 AM | Strong high pressure remains in control right into the weekend

Strong high pressure stays relatively stationary over the Mid-Atlantic region for the remainder of the week and even into the upcoming weekend.  As a result, there should be plenty of sunshine and rain-free conditions in the region on a daily basis right through the weekend.  Next week may feature a rain event on Tuesday followed by a cold shot on Wednesday. 

7:00 AM | Strong high pressure to remain in control for next several days

7:00 AM | Strong high pressure to remain in control for next several days

Strong high pressure stays relatively stationary over the Mid-Atlantic region for the remainder of the week and even into the upcoming weekend.  As a result, there should be plenty of sunshine and rain-free conditions in the region on a daily basis right through the weekend.  Next week may feature a rain event on Tuesday followed by a cold shot on Wednesday. 

3:00 PM | *Impressive cold shot coming by the middle of next week and it could be preceded by a significant rain event*

3:00 PM | *Impressive cold shot coming by the middle of next week and it could be preceded by a significant rain event*

The coldest air so far this season pushed into the Mid-Atlantic region on Monday and this morning brought many areas their first frost of the season. After another chilly night with frost possible in many areas, temperatures will modify as we progress through the week and into the weekend. There are, however, signs for another cold shot in the East and Midwest by the middle of next week and this next one could be even colder than the current outbreak. In addition to the upcoming chill, there are signs that the mid-week cold shot could be preceded by a significant rain event in the eastern US.

7:00 AM | Starting off on a chilly note...possible late night patchy frost

7:00 AM | Starting off on a chilly note...possible late night patchy frost

The coolest air mass of the season so far is now fully entrenched in the Mid-Atlantic region and the day will start off on a chilly note in the DC metro region.  With light winds and clear skies expected overnight, the conditions will be ripe for some patchy frost to form in outlying areas.  Strong high pressure has expanded into the Mid-Atlantic region from the Midwest and it will stay in control of our weather right through the upcoming weekend.