BLOG: Not Quite White
While accumulating snow never materialized Wednesday night (for what it’s worth, the soaking rain Wednesday evening DID START TO MIX WITH SNOW at BWI at 10:51 p.m. before all forms of precipitation ended at 11:45 p.m.), there was a substantial amount of rain — especially in areas west of the Chesapeake Bay.
The I-95 corridor and most places north and west of it had between 2 and 3 inches of rain, but Salisbury and some communities located on the Eastern Shore had under half an inch! Another impressive aspect of this storm was the strong wind gusts that occurred in its wake Wednesday night, AFTER the center of circulation (the core of that body of low pressure) moved passed the latitude of Baltimore around midnight.
In Frederick County, a location two miles southwest of the town of Flint had a wind gust clocked at 56 mph. Now that the storm, which has caused all of the wind and rain has moved on, Thursday will be chillier than recent days despite a good deal of sunshine.
Under a mostly clear sky Thursday, it will be chilly with much less wind. Most suburbs will be in the 20s, and it will be in the 30s in the larger cities. We have no changes to the forecast Thursday morning. While Friday’s temperatures should wind up mostly in the upper 40s, it will be turning chillier behind a front during this upcoming weekend. The entire forecast period also looks dry.
Have a good day!