Despite clouds out there, we got all the way up to 52 degrees this afternoon. That makes it three days now with above average warmth. With highs expected in the mid 50s tomorrow, that string will reach four. As a reminder, our average high on this date is 44 degrees.
The clouds out there today were associated with a warm front passing north of the state. That front will clear us tonight, keeping us in the warm air through tomorrow. Then, the cold front part of the storm will come marching through tomorrow afternoon. When that happens, the southwesterly winds will turn around to the west and really pick up. Gusts could top 40-45 mph. A wind advisory will go into effect for the higher peaks of Garrett and Allegany Counties with gusts over 50 mph possible.
Cooler air will come in on the gusty winds Monday night and Tuesday, but not the Arctic air that we have been dealing with lately. Highs will drop from the 50s back down to near average – in the mid 40s. The cool air won’t stick around long, as a second wave of even warmer air comes our way for the second half of the week. We will be back up in the 50s on Wednesday before jumping into the 60s this go round Thursday and Friday.
Another cold front will come through on Saturday, knocking temperatures down again for the weekend – but still, closer to average.