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Weather:Come What May

Come What May

By Marek Zebrowski
Staff meteorologist

Our brief spell of summer will be but a pleasant memory. Weather conditions will deteriorate over the Northeast for the next several days. A complex low pressure system will approach from the Ohio Valley during Friday and bring rain around nightfall as another wave develops on the front around the Chesapeake Bay. By Saturday morning a warm front will be traversing our area, heading north, with most of precipitation ending temporarily. More unsettled weather will then follow for Sunday and Monday as another short wave from the upper midwest and a slow-moving cold front head towards the Atlantic coast. Some locally heavy shower activity is likely in this unstable air mass with markedly cooler air aloft. Unfortunately, even Tuesday looks wet and unsettled at this time. May marches in with rain, you might say.

Today: Increasing cloudiness with rain developing towards evening. Mild morning will be followed by cooler afternoon as winds become onshore, with an early high near 70F (20C) slipping towards the low 60s (1618C) with the onset of rain.

Tonight: Cloudy and rainy. Low 52F (11C) with moderate southeasterly winds.

Tomorrow: Morning rain tapering off to leftover drizzle and some coastal fog. A few afternoon breaks in the cloud deck may lead to further showers late in the day. High 61F (16C).

Sunday outlook: Continued wet and unsettled, with highs in the low to mid 60s (1619C) and lows in the mid 50s (1113C).