7:00 AM | Severe storm threat for later today and tonight including the risk for isolated tornadoes

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy, chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms and some of the storms can be strong with heavy rain, low 80’s

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely and some of the storms can be strong with heavy rain, near 60

Saturday

Becoming partly sunny, comfortable temperatures, mid 70’s

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, cool, upper 50’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, an isolated shower or thunderstorm possible, mid 70’s

Monday

Partly sunny, a shower or thunderstorm possible late or at night, upper 70’s

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, a couple of showers or thunderstorms, cooler, low-to-mid 70’s

Wednesday

Partly sunny, cool, low 70’s

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 later today and tonight for strong-to-severe thunderstorm activity with heavy rainfall in much of the Mid-Atlantic region. The front sweeps off the east coast early tomorrow and this will pave the way for a decent 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.