A cold front passed north of us early this morning. There were clouds and even a few flurries with it, but what it really did was bring in a new round of cold air on gusty northwest winds. We only topped out at 29 degrees this afternoon, but the wind chill was in the teens for a lot of the afternoon. That wind is dying down tonight, and so are the temperatures. We will drop to about 12 degrees at BWI-Marshall, with outlying areas in the single digits for yet another night. This will lead to another cold afternoon as highs only get to the mid 20s tomorrow. That’s 15-20 degrees below average! However, a warmup is on the way…and so is another winter storm.
This cold air will cycle through the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic tomorrow, allowing temperatures to jump up to near normal on Tuesday. Since it’s been so cold, just wanted to remind you that our normal is now 41 degrees. The warmer air will be brought in as a quick moving storm passes north of us Tuesday. It will draw clouds through and maybe a flurry or sprinkle, but it just does not have that much moisture with it. Another storm will quickly follow on Wednesday that does have a lot more moisture with it. It will be coming up from the south, creating a wintry mess along the way.
The storm will arrive either late Tuesday night or early morning with some snow and ice. Then, as the center of the storm draws closer later Wednesday, it will bring the rain line up into Maryland and probably even into Baltimore. As the storm wraps up overnight Wednesday, there could be another burst of snow at the end. We will hammer out these details as we get closer, but be ready for a little of everything with this storm.
It gets out of here for the end of the week. Another storm could be moving our way over the weekend.