If you are looking for a timely Mother's Day gift might I suggest galoshes? A late-season nor'easter is going to make for a very wet weekend. Before that storm arrives we will have a cool, but pleasant, Friday. This afternoon's high will only reach the low 60s, about ten degrees below normal, with a mix of sun and clouds early changing over to overcast skies later in the day.

Rain could start late tonight but is more likely to hit around sunrise tomorrow as a strong disturbance in the jet stream spins up a storm off the Mid-Atlantic coast. The storm's path is still quite uncertain, but it looks like we will see at least 1-2 inches of rain during the day tomorrow with higher amounts possible, especially east of the city. The rain is expected to last all day and with a northeasterly wind the temperature will be confined to the mid 50s.

The nor'easter doesn't look like it will be in a hurry as it heads toward the Canadian Maritimes, so rain and rain showers could last well into Sunday evening. At least Sunday will be warmer with a high in the mid 60s?

If you are craving warm weather stick around for a while. High pressure off the southeast coast will build up next week, pushing much warmer air our way. Temperatures are expected to rise the low 70s by Tuesday, near 80 on Wednesday and mid to upper 80s on Thursday. You'll be taking your mom to the beach before you know it.