An upper level low will move toward our area on Thursday, increasing our chances of rain. Clouds will begin to increase overnight and a few showers are possible late. There could even be a few thunderstorms, although nothing severe is anticipated overnight. A cold front will move through the area on Thursday.
With cold air aloft associated with the upper level low, a few thunderstorms may produce hail and gusty winds during the afternoon hours on Thursday.
The upper level low will remain just to our west on Friday and begin to drift north and west away from our area. Most of the rain showers on Friday will be to our north, but we will maintain a chance of a few showers. Very heavy rain is anticipated through Friday to our northeast across Maryland, northern Virginia, the West Virginia panhandle and areas around Washington D.C. We will keep an eye on the axis of heavy rain through the end of the week. As of now, a few heavy downpours are possible for us, but the heaviest rain will stay out of our area. We will begin to dry out over the weekend and temperatures will warm up as well. We will stay warm and dry through the early part of next week.