7:00 AM | *An extended and significant rain event coming to the Mid-Atlantic region for the second half of the week*
6-Day DC Forecast
Morning clouds give way to afternoon sunshine, pleasantly cool, highs in the mid 70’s
Mainly clear, cool, lows by morning in the upper 50's
Becoming cloudy with showers likely during the afternoon hours, cool, low 70’s
Cloudy with occasional rain, maybe a thunderstorms, some of the rain can be heavy at times, cool, near 60 degrees for lows
Cloudy with occasional rain, maybe a thunderstorm, some of the rain can be heavy at times, cool, low 70’s
Mainly cloudy with showers still likely, cool, low 70's
Becoming partly sunny, still cool, cannot rule out a shower or two, mid 70’s
Mainly sunny, nice, mid 70’s
An extended and significant rain event is headed to the Mid-Atlantic region for the second half of the week. A cold front is slowly working its way through the region this morning, but it will stall out just off the east coast and this will set the stage for inclement weather over the next few days. Strong high pressure to the north will combine with a slow-moving and vigorous upper-level low to create wet conditions for an extended period of time in the Mid-Atlantic region. In fact, rain will threaten from tomorrow night right into the weekend as multiple low pressure areas ride along the stalled out frontal boundary zone.
Elsewhere, a tropical system headed westward towards the Caribbean Sea is likely to intensify into tropical storm status within the next couple of days. This system could then become a major hurricane over the weekend while in the Caribbean Sea region and all eyes in the Gulf of Mexico and eastern US will have to monitor this system closely over the next week to ten days (to be named Matthew).
Meteorologist Paul Dorian