ABC7 StormWatch with Doug Hill and Jacqui Jeras
7 Day Forecast
3/12/201490%High: 70°Low: 22°
Today - Cloudy. A chance of showers this morning...then showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs around 70. South winds 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain 90 percent. Tonight - Mostly cloudy with rain showers with a chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Windy and cooler with lows in the lower 20s. West winds 20 to 30 mph...becoming northwest 25 to 30 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 45 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
Chance of Precip 90% Wind South at 14 mph Humidity (midday) 65% Dewpoint (midday) 50° Wind Chill (midday) 70° Sunrise 7:24 AM EDT Sunset 7:12 PM EDT Moonrise 3:42 PM EDT Moonset 4:52 AM EDT
3/13/2014High: 34°Low: 25°
Thursday - Sunny and brisk. Much cooler with highs in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Thursday Night - Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph...becoming west 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
Chance of Precip 0% Wind NW at 20 mph Humidity (midday) 27% Dewpoint (midday) 0° Wind Chill (midday) 23° Sunrise 7:22 AM EDT Sunset 7:13 PM EDT Moonrise 4:38 PM EDT Moonset 5:26 AM EDT
3/14/2014High: 52°Low: 36°
Friday - Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph...becoming south in the afternoon. Friday Night - Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.
Chance of Precip 0% Wind SSW at 7 mph Humidity (midday) 23% Dewpoint (midday) 10° Wind Chill (midday) 52° Sunrise 7:20 AM EDT Sunset 7:14 PM EDT Moonrise 5:34 PM EDT Moonset 5:59 AM EDT
3/15/2014High: 61°Low: 36°
Saturday - Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Saturday Night - Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.
Chance of Precip 20% Wind SW at 7 mph Humidity (midday) 50% Dewpoint (midday) 35° Wind Chill (midday) 61° Sunrise 7:19 AM EDT Sunset 7:15 PM EDT Moonrise 6:32 PM EDT Moonset 6:29 AM EDT
3/16/2014High: 52°Low: 32°
Sunday - Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s. Sunday Night - Rain and snow likely. Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Chance of Precip 20% Wind NNE at 0 mph Humidity (midday) 51% Dewpoint (midday) 31° Wind Chill (midday) 52° Sunrise 7:17 AM EDT Sunset 7:16 PM EDT Moonrise 7:31 PM EDT Moonset 7:00 AM EDT
3/17/201450%High: 40°Low: 25°
Monday - Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Highs around 40. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Monday Night - Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Lows in the mid 20s.
Chance of Precip 50% Wind NNE at 5 mph Humidity (midday) 56% Dewpoint (midday) 24° Wind Chill (midday) 36° Sunrise 7:16 AM EDT Sunset 7:17 PM EDT Moonrise 8:30 PM EDT Moonset 7:31 AM EDT
3/18/2014High: 41°Low: 28°
Tuesday - Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.
Chance of Precip 0% Wind NNW at 5 mph Humidity (midday) 41% Dewpoint (midday) 16° Wind Chill (midday) 41° Sunrise 7:14 AM EDT Sunset 7:18 PM EDT Moonrise 9:31 PM EDT Moonset 8:04 AM EDT
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Today's Forecast Updated Wednesday at 8:23 AM
Grab an umbrella! A powerful cold front will arrive later today bringing the potential for strong storms.
- This Afternoon:
- Mostly Cloudy, Showers and Storms
- Highs: around 70°
- Wind: South 10-20 mph
- Showers and Storms End, Gradual Clearing
- Lows: 20s
- Wind: NW 20-30 mph, higher gusts
- Partly Sunny, Windy and Cold
- Highs: near 35°
- Wind Chill: 0s to 10s
WIND ADVISORY from 6PM this evening until 11AM tomorrow, expect 40 to 50 miles per hours.
Temperatures will jump to near 70 degrees this afternoon ahead of a strong cold front. Clouds will thicken along with the likelihood for scattered showers. As the cold front moves closer, winds will increase and the atmosphere will become more unstable. Thunderstorms will develop late this afternoon and into the evening hours, moving from west to east. Some storms may contain gusty winds, heavy downpours and may have the potential to become severe.
Frigid air will overspread the mid-Atlantic as the front moves further to the east. Expect a huge temperature swing over a short period of time. Wind gusts will exceed 40 miles per hour adding an extra chill to the air. Highs tomorrow only reach the middle to upper 30s.
Fortunately, the super cold air will only stick around for a day. Highs by Friday will be in the lower 50s. Saturday appears to be even warmer with daytime temperatures in the lower 60s.
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