We are looking at a very warm week …. warmest so far this year (on average). On the weather map this morning a warm front separating summery warmth and humidity from cool, dry air lies stretches from the southern Mid Atlantic States to the Ohio Valley while high pressure is over New Brunswick. The warm front is lifting slowly north and will cross the metro region over the next 36 hours bringing clouds and a few showers today and this evening. It will not be a washout, but we can expect an hour or two of light rain. Rain totals through tonight will range from 0.05 to 0.15 inches. Plenty of clouds will prevail, though skies will brighten at times between showers this afternoon. Areas of fog will occur in the moist air early today.
The warm front will lift north of the area on Monday allowing warmer air to arrive as temperatures rise into the 80s. Skies will be partly cloudy, though enough instability will be present to allow scattered thunderstorms to form, especially in the afternoon, though some places will remain dry. A northward bulge in the jet stream across the East will promote warm conditions for much of the week as a potent storm moves from Plains today and tomorrow to the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley on Thursday. The storm will bring severe thunderstorms with isolated tornadoes to the central Plains and Mississippi Valley early this week. Across the Northeast, skies will be partly cloudy from Monday through Thursday.