Thank Goodness it’s Friday! While the start of the day has been quiet, the afternoon and evening won’t be as lucky. A slow moving cold front will approach the region from the west, sending some scattered showers our way at first. Later in the evening and into the night, however, we run the risk for some gusty thunderstorms along with this rain. Part of the area is under a “Marginal Risk” for severe weather, with gusty winds acting as the primary concern. Please keep an eye on the skies if you’re headed out tonight. A few showers and thunderstorms are possible on Saturday as the front stalls nearby, but much of the day should remain dry. It’ll also be unseasonably warm, with highs in the mid to upper 70s in much of the region.
A potent low pressure system will approach the Mid-Atlantic on Sunday, sending yet another opportunity for some unsettled weather our way. Its associated cold front will drag through the area on Sunday evening, sparking a decent chance for some scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of these storms may be strong to severe, so we’ll need to keep a close eye on this developing system.
Some showers may linger into Monday morning before we dry out for the first half of next week. High pressure then moves to our east, setting up a strong return flow for the second half of next week. Another round of unsettled weather is in the cards for the later part of next week.
Here’s a look at your extended forecast:
Today: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, especially later on. Highs: 68-73. South winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts may approach 25 to 30 mph.
Tonight: Early showers and thunderstorms are likely, then a chance of rain. Lows: 55-60. South winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy with a few showers possible. Highs: 73-78. West winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday: Cloudy with showers likely and a chance for some thunderstorms. Highs in the low 70s.
Monday: Morning isolated showers give way to a partly sunny afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s.
Tuesday: Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and warmer. Highs in the mid 70s.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs in the mid 70s.
Have a great weekend!
– Meteorologist Adam Rutt