A low pressure center and its associated cold front pressing eastward toward the area will spark widespread showers, downpours and embedded thunderstorms up and down the Eastern Seaboard today.
Regional radar imagery this morning (8AM imagery shown below) shows isolated to scattered showers stretching from New England southward to the Mid-Atlantic, and this activity is pressing north and eastward. Short-term model guidance is in good agreement that these areas of wet weather will tend to fill in and increase in coverage over the course of the morning and midday hours, meaning our chances for wet weather will go up as the day goes along.
A rather humid air mass flowing into the region will mean that some of the showers will contain some locally heavy rainfall.
In addition to the shower activity, gusty southwest winds will persist over the area through the day today, averaging 15 to 25 mph sustained with gusts of 30 to 40 mph.