A few showers west tonight, but the best chance for wet weather arrives late Friday.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy; Few Showers / Rumble of thunder mainly west of D.C.
Lows: Upper 50s to middle 60s | Wind: S 5 m.p.h.
Wednesday: Partly Sunny, T-Showers Possible
Highs: Mid 70s | Wind: NE 5 m.p.h.
Thursday: Partly Cloudy, Warm, Isolated T-Shower
Highs: Near 80 | Wind: S 10-15 m.p.h.
As expected, temperatures were noticeably warmer today and warm temperatures will remain across the area through Friday. A couple, weak frontal systems will approach our region over the next couple days. As a result, scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible tomorrow afternoon. Our local computer model shows a few of these showers.
Only a few isolated showers are anticipated on Thursday, but on Friday everything changes. On Friday, the air mass across our area and over most of the mid-Atlantic will be warm and increasingly unstable. During the afternoon and evening, a strong cold front will cross the Blue Ridge and head for the metro area. Showers and thunderstorms will be widespread and many will be heavy. There will also be a chance of severe weather across parts of the area. It is too early to be more specific but based on what we are seeing in computer modeling, Friday could be a very active weather day. Stay in touch with our updated forecasts as Friday approaches.