High pressure builds in through the weekend which will bring dry and quiet conditions across the Mid-Atlantic region. There will be a colder wind today out of the northwest, adding some additional chill to the air with highs in the upper-50s. More sunshine expected for Sunday as high pressure moves offshore with lighter winds out of the south, making it feel more pleasant.
Clouds will increase from the southwest late in the day on Sunday as a strong storm system approaches. The morning drive will be a bit soggy so have the rain gear ready! The weather pattern turns more active into Monday morning/afternoon as the center of low pressure drifts closer to Maryland. As of right now, rainfall amounts look to range anywhere from .75-1.25" for most with locally higher amounts possible--there is a concern for flooding as well. Given the amount of instability expected, the cold front may generate gusty showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon. Wind gusts may range between 45-50 mph at times as the cold front slices through the state. I would suggest bringing in the holiday decorations and securing outdoor loose furniture this weekend. We will continue to monitor this system as it makes it's way closer to us.