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17Dec/14Wed

7:00 AM | Cold front ushers in colder air for tonight, tomorrow and Friday…weekend storm looks rather weak, but still time for that to change

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, becoming quite breezy, cool, highs not far from 50 degrees

Tonight

Partly cloudy, breezy, turning noticeably colder late, lows by morning near 30 degrees

Thursday

Mostly sunny, breezy, cold, low-to-mid 40’s

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, cold, upper 20’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, cold, low-to-mid 40’s

Saturday

Becoming mostly cloudy, cold, chance for rain and/or snow late, near 40 degrees

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, cold, chance for rain and/or snow early, near 40 degrees

Monday

Mostly cloudy, cold, maybe some rain and/or snow shower activity, near 40 degrees

Discussion

A warm front pushed through the region on Tuesday and a cold front has followed closely on its heels. After a relatively mild day today with highs at or slightly above 50 degrees, colder air will become noticeable tonight and then the next two days will return to colder-than-normal conditions. The weekend will feature low pressure moving from the southern states towards the Mid-Atlantic coastline. The main disturbance involved with this potential Mid-Atlantic storm is just now moving onshore in California. Latest indications are that this system will remain rather weak this weekend and that any potential precipitation event around here would be only of the "light-to-moderate" variety; however, there is still time and reason to believe that this can change. There is some hinting that an inverted trough of low pressure will try to throw additional rain/snow shower activity our way on Monday and then a stronger storm is possible on Christmas Eve (next Wednesday). As of now, odds favor rain from that mid-week storm in the Mid-Atlantic region and then it would likely set up a cold pattern around here for the week between Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Stay tuned...an active pattern setting up with a lot going on over the next 7-10 days.

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16Dec/14Tue

7:00 AM | Warm frontal rainfall today…cold front crosses the region tomorrow…colder late this week and then a weekend storm threat

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy with patchy fog this morning and then mid-day and afternoon showers which can come down hard for a brief time, cool, highs near 50 degrees

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, chilly, lows near 40 degrees

Wednesday

Partly sunny, breezy, cool, near 50 degrees

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, turning colder, upper 20’s

Thursday

Mostly sunny, colder, low 40’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, cold, low 40's

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, cold, chance for rain or snow late, upper 30’s

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, cold, chance for rain or snow, mid-to-upper 30’s

Discussion

A warm front will push through the region later today causing mid-day and afternoon showers and slightly milder conditions. The rain can fall heavily for a brief time during the mid-day and early afternoon hours. A cold front will then follow closely on its heel by early tomorrow and this will generate a downward trend in temperatures as we progress from mid-to-late week. Attention turns towards the east coast this weekend as a storm should pull out of the south and amplify near the Mid-Atlantic coastline. This potential weekend storm may very well signal the start of a "colder and stormier" weather pattern that could last through the remainder of December and right into the New Year.

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15Dec/14Mon

7:00 AM | Showers and milder on Tuesday; colder by Thursday following cold frontal passage; weekend storm threat

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy this morning, partly sunny this afternoon, cool, highs in the upper 40's

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, chilly, patchy fog possible late, lows in the mid 30’s

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, cool, chance for showers, near 50 degrees

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, chilly, chance for showers early, upper 30’s

Wednesday

Partly sunny, cool, near 50 degrees

Thursday

Mostly sunny, colder, low-to-mid 40’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, cold, low-to-mid 40’s

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, chilly, chance for rain or snow, upper 30's

Discussion

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.

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12Dec/14Fri

7:00 AM | Calmer weather returns to the region as stubborn low finally relinquishes control to building high pressure; Geminid meteor shower this weekend

6-Day Forecast

Today

Becoming partly sunny, breezy, cold, highs in the low 40’s

Tonight

Partly cloudy, cold, lows in the upper 20's

Saturday

Mostly sunny, chilly, mid 40’s

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, cold, near 30 degrees for lows

Sunday

Mostly sunny, chilly, near 50 degrees

Monday

Mostly sunny, chilly, near 50 degrees

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, chilly, chance for a few showers, near 50 degrees

Wednesday

Partly sunny, a bit colder, mid-to-upper 40’s

Discussion

The stubborn low pressure system that spun around to our north over the past couple of days will finally give way today to building high pressure in the Mid-Atlantic region. As a result, our weather pattern will calm down for the next several days featuring dry conditions right into early next week along with a gradual warm up.

One other note...it is that time of year again for the Geminid meteor shower. Geminid meteor activity is picking now up as Earth moves deeper into the debris stream of rock comet 3200 Phaethon. Forecasters expect the shower to peak this weekend with as many as 120 meteors per hour. Wherever you live, the best time to look is during the hours between midnight and dawn on Saturday and Sunday.

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