7:00 AM | Heavy rain potential for tonight as strong front approaches the region

6-Day Forecast

Today

Increasing clouds, comfortable temperatures, upper 70’s

Tonight

Periods of rain developing with a possible thunderstorm or two included, some of the rain can come down heavily at times, low 60’s

Saturday

Morning clouds and lingering showers should give way to PM partial clearing, mid 70’s

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, cool, upper 50’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, an isolated shower or two possible, low-to-mid 70’s

Monday

Partly sunny, a shower or thunderstorm possible, low 70’s

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, a couple of showers possible, cool, upper 60’s

Wednesday

Partly sunny, cool, near 70

Discussion

A low pressure system will head from the Ohio Valley towards the Great Lakes over the next 12 to 24 hours and this action will sweep a cold front from west-to-east towards the east coast. This particular system has some strong upper level energy to support it as it heads toward the coast; consequently, the threat exists tonight for some heavy rainfall in much of the Mid-Atlantic region. The front pushes off the east coast later tomorrow morning and this will pave the way for a decent rest of the weekend although an isolated shower cannot be ruled out for Sunday afternoon. Looking ahead, there is no hot weather in sight for the next several days around here as much of the eastern half of the nation will get off to a coolish start to the month of June.