We are enjoying another nice day with lots of sunshine and temperatures reaching into the 70s. We don't expect anything to happen today and tonight but clouds with showers and thunderstorms are spreading into the Middle Mississippi Valley southwestward into Texas and that is our next weather system that we will be dealing with late Thursday & Friday. Also clouds in the Plains marks the leading edge of another shortwave trough that is going to get involved with this southern system on Friday. Radars are taking a break here locally and there are no issues tonight with clear skies and most lows in the 40s.
Thursday we start to see a warm front forming to our south across Virginia & the Delmarva Peninsula. This starts an onshore flow (wind of the ocean). We should start Thursday with some very early sunshine but clouds will be increasing ahead of the warm front. There could be some showers later in the afternoon across South Central Pennsylvania and North Central Maryland.
As always with warm fronts in the spring it is a battle as to how far north it gets and how much of a warm sector do we get into. The cold front swings east and there will be some showers and thunderstorms later Friday afternoon and evening. This will be the third Friday in a row with a cold front and the chance for rain. Temperatures will reach into the 70s.
If we get into the warm sector solidly there is a chance that thunderstorms could be a bit stronger so there might be some upside to these rainfall amounts. The front passes offshore and we head into the weekend with Saturday being the better of the two weekend days. We should see a mix of sun and clouds with highs mostly in the 60s.