After lucking out last weekend with above normal temperatures and sunny skies, this weekend almost features the opposite. However, before we reach the weekend, a bout of rather strong showers and thunderstorms could plague area tonight, as a strong low pressure system will careen into the area. With the timing however, the brunt of the storms will be felt to the south and west of the region. Tornado Watches went up for the Appalachian Mountain regions east into parts of the Delmarva into coastal regions of Virginia.
Here at home, severe weather to the extent of what they are seeing in parts of Maryland isn't expected. Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to affect the region late evening to nighttime, when the heating and energy found during the day, isn't present. Some showers and storm could still contain gusty winds and heavy rainfall at times, but only localized, poor-drainage flooding is possible. Temperatures overnight will remain in the mid to upper 60's. There is a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 8pm to 1am tonight. Tomorrow, some showers could stick around in the early morning, especially in coastal areas. Temperatures much cooler than what we've experienced, with highs in most areas failing to get into the 80's. Skies will also be clearing tomorrow as well and we could end the day under partly sunny skies.
Much of the weekend and into next week will be unsettled, but an almost dull unsettled at that. Sunday will be partly cloudy, with a chance for an isolated pop-up shower in the afternoon. Temperatures on Sunday will be the warmest of the extended forecast, with temperatures back to near 80-degrees. Monday through Wednesday all feature the chance of a scattered shower or thunderstorm. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy in the meantime and temperatures rather low, with highs in the low to mid 70's and lows in the upper 50's. The big change happens Thursday, with mostly sunny skies and temperatures rebounding. Friday, however, will remain mostly cloudy with the threat of rain most of the day.