7:00 AM | Showers and thunderstorms arrive at midday and signal the approach of a warm front; 80's on the way for tomorrow afternoon and right through the weekend
Mostly cloudy, a bit on the cool side, showers and possible thunderstorms develop during the mid-day hours and some of the rain can be heavy at times into the mid-afternoon, highs not far from 70 degrees
Cloudy, mild, a shower or thunderstorm possible, some fog late, lows not far from 55 degrees
Becoming partly sunny, much warmer, still an outside chance for a shower or thunderstorm, low 80's
Partly cloudy, mild, near 60
Partly sunny, very warm, low-to-mid 80’s
Mainly cloudy, quite warm, showers and thunderstorms possible, near 80
Partly sunny, warm, a shower or thunderstorm still possible, near 80
Partly sunny, warm, showers and thunderstorms possible, near 80
Much warmer air has been building up in the southern portion of the country over the last few days with triple digits in parts of Texas and Oklahoma. This warm air mass is now pushing to the north and east and the warm front at its leading edge will produce showers and thunderstorms in the region beginning at mid-day and continuing into mid-afternoon. The warm air will surge into the DC metro region on Thursday afternoon, then into Philly on Friday, and finally, into the NYC metro region on Saturday. Temperatures around here should climb into the 80's tomorrow afternoon and should flirt with the 80 degree mark for highs right through the upcoming weekend.
Looking ahead, this surge of much warmer-than-normal air does not look like it will signal a long-term spell of above-normal weather for the Mid-Atlantic region. A cold front should arrive next Tuesday bringing cooler air to the Mid-Atlantic region by mid-week and then even colder air is likely to return to the region by the end of next week.