7:00 AM | *Stormy tonight with heavy rain, thunderstorms, localized flooding, strong-to-damaging winds as powerful cold front barrels through the region and ends our spring fling*

6-Day Forecast

Today

Fog early today then mostly cloudy skies although there can be some brightening at times, a few showers are possible this afternoon, increasing southerly winds as the day progress, spring-like with highs reaching near 60 degrees

Tonight

Stormy tonight with periods of rain, some heavy at times, thunderstorms with strong-to-damaging wind gusts to 55 mph, localized flooding possible, balmy early tonight then turning chilly late with lows in the lower 40's

Thursday

Becoming partly sunny, very windy, turning colder as the day progresses, highs in the low 40’s during the early morning hours and then temperatures will drop into the 30’s during the afternoon

Thursday Night

Becoming mostly cloudy, breezy, chance for snow showers towards morning, cold, upper 20’s

Friday

Snow showers in the morning; otherwise, mostly cloudy skies, breezy and cold, mid 30’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, cold, mid 30’s; snow showers possible late at night

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, snow showers possible early, cold, upper 30’s

Monday

Mostly cloudy, chilly, upper 30's

Discussion

A powerful cold front will blast through the region overnight and we will have stormy conditions between about 9pm and 5am to include heavy rain, thunderstorms, localized flooding, and strong-to-damaging wind gusts of up to 55 mph or so. Temperatures ahead of the front this afternoon will climb to near 60 degrees and there will be a few showers around, but also some brightening skies at times. The heavy rainfall expected in the overnight hours throughout the I-95 corridor should be in the 1-2 inch range although isolated 3 inch amounts are possible. An important factor with respect to the heavy rainfall expected overnight is that the ground has just gone through a frigid period and is still quite frozen just beneath the surface. As a result, absorption will be quite difficult and there is likely to be substantial runoff tonight with the heavy rainfall; consequently, localized flooding (streets, streams) is quite possible. Behind the front, temperatures tomorrow will peak early in the day and should drop into the 30's during the late afternoon hours and then will struggle to rise past the mid 30's on Friday and Saturday. A few disturbances have the chance to generate some snow shower activity around here over the next few days.

Video

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