10:25 AM | Only four months to go to a great solar event

10:25 AM | Only four months to go to a great solar event

There are now just four months to go to a great solar event that has not happened in this country since 1979. That year, the Pittsburgh Pirates were on their way to winning the “we are family” baseball championship. The Philadelphia Phillies were only a year away from their first ever World Series championship. And this was the last time that there was a total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous US. In just four months - on Monday, August 21, 2017 - not only will there be a total solar eclipse on US soil for the first time since 1979, but totality will extend from coast-to-coast across a good chunk of the country and it will be the first total eclipse visible only in the US since the country was founded in 1776. The next total solar eclipse on US soil will take place in April 2024.

7:00 AM | Best chance in awhile for some decent rainfall coming Sunday/Monday

7:00 AM | Best chance in awhile for some decent rainfall coming Sunday/Monday

Large high pressure sitting over the western Atlantic will maintain an easterly flow of air around here for the next couple of days and most of central Florida will remain dry and warm into the weekend.  By the second half of the weekend, however, a strong cold front will be dropping into the Deep South and this could be the catalyst for widespread (and beneficial) shower activity on Sunday and Monday and a few thunderstorms can be mixed in as well.

7:00 AM | Low pressure forms to our south this weekend and threatens us with rain on Monday and Tuesday

7:00 AM | Low pressure forms to our south this weekend and threatens us with rain on Monday and Tuesday

A cold front approaches the region today from our west and it will generate an occasional shower and perhaps an afternoon thunderstorm.  The front stalls to our south this weekend and low pressure will track along it and head towards the Mid-Atlantic coastline.  During the weekend, most of the rain associated with this low pressure system will stay to our south, but it should come far enough north early next week to produce some rain around here on Monday and Tuesday. 

7:00 AM | An unsettled weather pattern for the next five days, but the weekend should have much rain-free time

7:00 AM | An unsettled weather pattern for the next five days, but the weekend should have much rain-free time

An unsettled weather pattern is setting up for the next five days in the I-95 corridor region from DC-to-Philly-to-NYC.  Steady rain this morning will give way to mainly cloudy skies as a cold front approaches from our west.  This front is likely to generate scattered showers and thunderstorms later today in the Mid-Atlantic region and some of the storms can be on the strong side.  The front stalls out to our south this weekend and low pressure will track along it towards the Mid-Atlantic coastline. While the weekend rain associated with this low pressure system will stay primarily to the south of the PA/MD border, there can be some shower activity around here; especially, on Saturday night. This same low pressure is then likely to ride farther to the north early next week and threaten us with rain on Monday and Tuesday before it finally pulls away at mid-week.

7:00 AM | *Strong storms possible this afternoon...severe storms possible tomorrow afternoon*

7:00 AM | *Strong storms possible this afternoon...severe storms possible tomorrow afternoon*

A frontal system will move southward as a cold front today and then a stronger system will arrive in the area late Saturday afternoon.  Showers and thunderstorms will become more numerous this afternoon and evening and then quite widespread on Saturday afternoon. Any storm later today or tonight can be on the strong side with gusty winds and brief heavy rainfall, and then Saturday afternoon will likely bring us the threat for some severe thunderstorm activity. On Sunday, the weather will calm down some and it’ll turn noticeably cooler.

7:00 AM | An unsettled pattern for the next five days with plenty of rainfall

7:00 AM | An unsettled pattern for the next five days with plenty of rainfall

An unsettled weather pattern is setting up for the next five days for the DC metro region.  A cold front approaches today from our west and it is likely to generate afternoon scattered showers and thunderstorms and some of the storms can be on the strong side.  The front stalls out to our south this weekend and low pressure will track along it towards the Mid-Atlantic coastline.  As a result, we'll experience a cool and wet weekend in the DC metro region with temperatures struggling to reach the 60 degree mark for highs.  This low pressure area will still hang around the coastline early next week and the result is likely to be more cool and wet weather here on Monday and Tuesday before it finally pulls away at mid-week

1:00 PM | *Surge of heat late next week could bring DC, Philly, NYC the first 90 degree readings of the season*

1:00 PM | *Surge of heat late next week could bring DC, Philly, NYC the first 90 degree readings of the season*

This weekend will turn noticeably cooler in the Mid-Atlantic region and there will be some rain to go along with that cool down; especially, south of the PA/MD border. We’ll then stay quite cool during the first half of next week, but a significant jump in temperatures is likely to arrive in the eastern US at the end of next week or during the following weekend. In fact, this surge of heat could result in the first 90 degree readings this year for parts of the Northeast US.

7:00 AM | Warmer today through tomorrow with scattered showers and thunderstorms...cooler this weekend with a soaking rain likely

7:00 AM | Warmer today through tomorrow with scattered showers and thunderstorms...cooler this weekend with a soaking rain likely

Our low-level winds will shift from a southeasterly direction to southwesterly today and this will push much warmer air into the DC metro region.  It’ll stay quite warm on Friday as well as a cold front approaches the region from the Great Lakes.  This warm up will also bring with it scattered showers and possibly a couple of thunderstorms from today into tomorrow night. Following the cold frontal passage, it’ll turn cooler for the weekend and a cool, rainy period is likely to unfold from later Saturday into Sunday as strong low pressure pulls out of the south-central US and heads towards the Mid-Atlantic coastline.

7:00 AM | Warmer today through Friday with scattered showers and thunderstorms...cooler this weekend with some rain likely

7:00 AM | Warmer today through Friday with scattered showers and thunderstorms...cooler this weekend with some rain likely

Our low-level winds will shift from a southeasterly direction to southwesterly today and this will push much milder air into the Philly metro region.  It’ll stay quite warm on Friday as well as a cold front approaches the region from the Great Lakes.  This warm up will also bring with it scattered showers and possibly a couple of thunderstorms from today into early tomorrow night. Following the cold frontal passage, it’ll turn cooler for the weekend and some rain is likely from late Saturday into Sunday as strong low pressure pulls out of the south-central US and heads towards the Mid-Atlantic coastline. 

7:00 AM | Best chance in awhile for some decent rainfall comes Sunday/Monday

7:00 AM | Best chance in awhile for some decent rainfall comes Sunday/Monday

Large high pressure sitting over the western Atlantic will maintain an easterly flow of air around here for the next couple of days and most of central Florida will remain dry and warm into the weekend. By the second half of the weekend, however, a strong cold front will be dropping into the Deep South and this could be the catalyst for widespread shower activity on Sunday and Monday and a few thunderstorms can be mixed in as well.