Leading off, there’s a frost advisory slated to take effect for much of the region tonight as lows drop into the 30s with a freeze warning west of the Catoctins and Blue Ridge. Whether the lower elevations and urban areas see actually frost-worthy temperatures remains to be seen. I have my doubts that those areas will get into the 30s at all, but regardless if you have sensitive plants, you should bring them inside tonight.
Other than that, a calm night ahead for the region and a pleasant and seasonable Friday October afternoon with temperatures in the 60s. A warmer night tomorrow night with temperatures warmer still for Saturday with the winds picking up from the south later on Saturday. But that’s all in front of our next big weather system, coming through the region on Sunday.
An area of disturbed weather will get caught up in a front crossing the country and that low pressure will ride up along it. Rain should begin to overspread the area late Saturday. The way the system looks to play out right now means areas to the east of the metro areas get more rain, though everyone should see at least some rain from this. If your travel plans involve New England this weekend, they’ll get the brunt of this system. Inches of rain are possible in the Connecticut and Hudson Valleys. Closer to home, about an inch seems like a good call at the moment, with less to the west and more for areas on the Delmarva. And because this is October, the highest elevations in MD and WV may see some snow on the backside. Sunday looks damp for most of the day with precip in the area for most of the day.
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