BALTIMORE (WJZ) — We often talk about extremes with weather, whether it’s big storms, too much rain, too little rain or record temperatures. Monday is quite the opposite. It’s a very average mid-March day. We are seeing a mix of clouds and sunshine, as the high approaches 53 degrees – which is the average high temperature for this time of year. And even with all of the recent rain, our total for the year is in the surplus but barely at .75″ as of Monday. Of course, this will not last long though, because we do have another storm and then a big warm-up on the way.
Clouds will take over Tuesday as the next storm moves this way. Rain should hold off until Tuesday evening and then continue into Wednesday. This storm is not nearly as big, strong, nor have as much moisture as the last one. However, any extra rain right now is not very helpful to the very swollen creeks, rivers, and streams. We think that we could get about .50″ of rain on average out of this one before it leaves later Wednesday.
Temperatures will be near 50 degrees Tuesday. Then, as the storm rolls in from the south, it will bring warmer air with it. We will be up near 60 on Wednesday and this is only the beginning of the warm-up. Highs will top out in the mid 60s for St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday and then probably hit the low 70s on Friday.
Sunshine will return for St. Patty’s Day and then another storm will move our way Friday into Saturday. There’s not a lot of moisture with this one. Expect some clouds as it moves through and then temperatures to drop behind it over the weekend. But even the drop in temperatures will still be way above average with highs in the 60s.