7:00 AM | *Soaking rain event on the way*

7:00 AM | *Soaking rain event on the way*

High pressure that provided us with a nice weekend will push off the New England coastline later today and this will open the door for a soaking rain event in the Mid-Atlantic region. Low pressure will lift slowly northward from the Gulf states to the Mid-Atlantic coastline over the next couple of days and the likely result will be 1-2 inches of rainfall in the DC-to-Philly-to-NYC corridor by the time later Wednesday rolls around. Another low pressure system and cold front may affect the region by the early part of the weekend.

7:00 AM | *Soaking rain event on the way*

7:00 AM | *Soaking rain event on the way*

High pressure that provided us with a nice weekend will push off the New England coastline later today and this will open the door for a soaking rain event in the Mid-Atlantic region. Low pressure will lift slowly northward from the Gulf states to the Mid-Atlantic coastline over the next couple of days and the likely result will be 1-2 inches of rainfall in the DC-to-Philly-to-NYC corridor by the time later Wednesday rolls around. Another low pressure system and cold front may affect the region by the early part of the weekend.

7:00 AM | Near 80 degrees today with the threat of showers and storms

7:00 AM | Near 80 degrees today with the threat of showers and storms

The new week will start off with an elevated chance of showers and thunderstorms due to a combination of moist low-level air out of the southeast and an upper-level low pushing eastward along the Gulf states. By mid-week, this upper-level feature will slide east of here and the rain chances will diminish. Temperatures over the next several days are likely to come close to the 80 degree mark for daily highs.

7:00 AM | *Soaking rain event on the way*

7:00 AM | *Soaking rain event on the way*

High pressure that provided us with a nice weekend will push off the New England coastline later today and this will open the door for a soaking rain event in the Mid-Atlantic region. Low pressure will lift slowly northward from the Gulf states to the Mid-Atlantic coastline over the next couple of days and the likely result will be 1-2 inches of rainfall in the DC-to-Philly-to-NYC corridor by the time later Wednesday rolls around. Another low pressure system and cold front may affect the region by the early part of the weekend.

2:25 PM | *Lyrid meteor shower peaks late tomorrow night/early Sunday*

2:25 PM | *Lyrid meteor shower peaks late tomorrow night/early Sunday*

Earth is entering a stream of debris from Comet Thatcher, the source of the annual Lyrid meteor shower. This particular meteor shower has been seen each April for more than 2600 years making it one of the oldest known meteor showers. If forecasters are correct, April’s top meteor shower will peak late tomorrow night with 10 to 20 meteors visible per hour. The best time to look for the meteors is between 11 pm on Saturday night and sunrise on Sunday. In the Northern Hemisphere, Lyra will rise in the northeastern sky in the early evening and move nearly directly overhead during the night. Skies should be clear-to-partly cloudy in the Mid-Atlantic region, but it’ll be pretty cold with temperatures likely in the 30’s.

7:00 AM | Comfortably warm end to the work week...shower threat increases later this weekend

7:00 AM | Comfortably warm end to the work week...shower threat increases later this weekend

An onshore flow of air has developed across central Florida and winds will gust today and tomorrow up to 30 mph or so with a northeasterly direction.  The onshore flow will slice 5-10 degrees off of the highs which will end up in the mid-to-upper 70’s as compared with yesterday’s middle 80’s.  By the latter part of the weekend, our winds will become more easterly and this will add moisture to the environment and the result will be an increasing chance of showers and thunderstorms going into early next week.

7:00 AM | Nice next couple of days, but unsettled weather arrives later this weekend and continues into next week

7:00 AM | Nice next couple of days, but unsettled weather arrives later this weekend and continues into next week

Today and Saturday will be quite nice with plenty of sunshine each day and comfortable temperatures.  However, the weather will deteriorate by Sunday as an upper-level low slides across the southern states. This system will decelerate as it reaches the Southeast US and the result around here will be an extended period of unsettled weather and a daily shot at showers and thunderstorms.

7:00 AM | A cool, dry weekend is coming following a cold and blustery end to the work week

7:00 AM | A cool, dry weekend is coming following a cold and blustery end to the work week

A strong cold front pushed through the region on Thursday and ushered in more unseasonably cold air for the region.  Temperatures today will be confined to the lower 50’s for highs which is way below-normal for this time of year and a NW breeze will generate lower wind chills.  The weekend will be decent with dry and cool conditions prevailing as high pressure moves into the Northeast US.  Looking ahead, there is the chance for a strong low pressure system to develop near the Mid-Atlantic coastline by the middle of next week and this could lead to another significant rain event for the region.

7:00 AM | A cold and breezy end to the work week, but a decent cool and dry weekend is coming

7:00 AM | A cold and breezy end to the work week, but a decent cool and dry weekend is coming

 A strong cold front pushed through the region on Thursday and ushered in more unseasonably cold air for the region.  Temperatures today will be confined to the mid-to-upper 50’s for highs which is way below-normal for this time of year and winds will continue to be quite strong out of the northwest generating lower wind chill values.  The weekend will be decent with dry and cool conditions prevailing as high pressure moves into the Northeast US.  Looking ahead, there is the chance for a strong low pressure system to develop near the Mid-Atlantic coastline by the middle of next week and this could lead to another significant rain event for the region.