7:00 AM | Showers and milder on Tuesday; colder by Thursday following cold frontal passage; weekend storm threat
Mostly cloudy this morning, partly sunny this afternoon, cool, highs in the upper 40's
Mostly cloudy, chilly, patchy fog possible late, lows in the mid 30’s
Mostly cloudy, cool, chance for showers, near 50 degrees
Mostly cloudy, chilly, chance for showers early, upper 30’s
Partly sunny, cool, near 50 degrees
Mostly sunny, colder, low-to-mid 40’s
Mostly sunny, cold, low-to-mid 40’s
Mostly cloudy, chilly, chance for rain or snow, upper 30's
A stubborn deck of stratocumulus clouds persists this morning in much of the Mid-Atlantic region and it won't allow for much sunshine until possibly later this afternoon (heard that before). The combination of an inversion in the atmosphere (increasing temperatures with height) and the low sun angle this time of year will continue to keep it cloudy - for at least part of the day - in much the same way as the same atmospheric conditions did last week over the Grand Canyon in Arizona. A warm front is likely to spread showers into the region on Tuesday and temperatures will climb a bit compared to today and then that will be quickly followed by a cold frontal passage early on Wednesday.
Looking ahead, the relatively calm conditions over the next five days look like they’ll give way to a stormier weather pattern beginning this weekend and perhaps continuing right through the rest of December. One storm may threaten the Mid-Atlantic region this weekend with rain or snow and then there may be another one to deal with by Wednesday or Thursday of next week and then another one a few days after that.