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BLOG: Drier And Colder

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Tim Williams

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Dry weather will prevail over the next few days, but it’ll also be colder than what many of us have grown accustomed to lately. Temperatures will be no higher than the mid-40s Thursday, Friday and during the upcoming weekend, but there should also be no less than partial sunshine.

While there was a concern earlier this week about a “clipper” possibly bringing us a bit of snow or some flurries Saturday night or on Sunday, the consensus that has now been reached amongst the global models all agree that this wave of low pressure will first cause a swath of snow Friday night and Saturday in the Midwest before it dives into the southern Appalachians on Sunday.  While it may only be within a couple of degrees of 40 on Sunday afternoon — and even a little colder on Monday, the low pressure system that will be located in the Eastern region on Sunday will be located too far to the south  to generate any snow or flurries here.  By the time a wave of low pressure system begins to “make a turn towards the north and east” on Monday, it will already be located out in the western Atlantic, and destined to get pulled towards Maine or Atlantic Canada.  An upper-level low pressure system, or “polar vortex” located in upstate New York and southeastern Canada will capture the shortwave, and this large pool of very cold air aloft will prolong our chilly weather, no more highs in the 60s here for quite a while!

Temperatures should average several degrees below normal for the duration of next week (or, mostly in the upper-30s and lower-40s). Believe it or not, normal highs during the second week of December are still in the upper-40s.

Have a good day !!!

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