High pressure across the Northeast Sunday will provide for a nice, sun-filled conclusion to the weekend.
Temperatures across the region will range from the lower 50s in the higher terrain to the west and across the Eastern Shore with near 60 in the D.C. area. With lighter winds than Saturday it may actually feel closer to average (67) than the mercury will indicate. Sunday night will be chilly, however, with increasing cloudiness, and outlying areas to the north and west will flirt with the freezing mark once again. Some sunshine will be had early on Monday, but as a storm system develops to the south clouds will quickly move in and shut off any warming. Look for highs Monday to be very close to Sunday’s readings.
The aforementioned high will slide to the east as we head into the upcoming work week, and an upper-level trough will impinge on a stalled frontal system offshore. This will lead to the development of a surface low, and how close this feature comes to the coast will determine whether or not we receive any rainfall. Indications are, right now at least, that most of the rain will remain offshore Monday night into early Tuesday… but a little rain or drizzle is still indicated for at least the far eastern portion of the viewing area. In any case, the flow will become northerly by the afternoon with clouds breaking for some sun.