Another Threat of Boomshakalakas For the Mid-Atlantic

A threat of boomshakalakas (thunderstorms) will return to the Mid-Atlantic tonight into early tomorrow as a cold front pushes through. The main threat of severe weather should stay west of PA and south of DC, but don’t count out potential for scattered damaging straight-line winds. With the ground as soggy as it is and wind gusts of 50 mph possible, trees and power lines could be in trouble and tumble over.

Current (~7am) Temperatures:

  • Erie, PA:  31
  • Franklin, PA:  23
  • New Castle, PA: 22
  • Butler, PA:  25
  • Pittsburgh (KAGC): 29
  • Uniontown, PA: 31
  • State College, PA: 27
  • Frederick, MD:  27
  • BWI Airport, MD:  28
  • DC (KDCA):  38

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Black ice early this morning. Spotty damaging straight-line winds possible overnight tonight into early Friday

  • Today: Chance of rain. Boomers possible overnight. Windy  Highs: 40s/50s Overnight Lows: 30s/40s
  • Friday: Rain likely, especially early. Thunderstorms possible early. Windy. Highs: Upper 30s/40s  Overnight Lows: Upper 20s/low 30s
  • Saturday: Chance of rain. Snow may mix in overnight into Sunday. Highs: 40s Overnight Lows: 20s

DC Region:

Main threat: Boomers possible tomorrow. Very slight severe threat. Should stay mainly south. Spotty damaging winds possible tomorrow.

  • Today: Risk of rain late. Boomers possible  Highs: 50s Overnight Lows: 40s
  • Friday: Threat of rain continues. Rumbles of thunder possible. Breezy.  Highs: Upper 50s/60s Overnight Lows: 30s
  • Saturday:  Mostly sunny. Highs: Upper 50s/60s Overnight Lows: Upper 30s/Low 40s

Good News: Warmth lingers into the weekend.

Bad News: Temperatures next weekend could be 20-30 degrees colder than this weekend. In other words, don’t pack up your winter clothes.