BLOG: Warm December
Mild and moist air continues to surge northward across the mid-Atlantic region Thursday morning as a warm front continues to press northward into southeastern Canada. The leading edge of this much milder air mass has only managed to generate spotty rain across extreme northeastern Pennsylvania, upstate New York and in New England. And, even though Baltimore turned out fairly cloudy Wednesday afternoon, all of the precipitation associated with this warmer push basically occurred north of the Mason-Dixon Line.
If we don’t actually reach 60 degrees Thursday, we should come awfully close. The bulk of our rain showers that we’re expecting will occur Thursday afternoon and perhaps even very early in the evening (the best chance for some rain after 6 p.m. will be on the Eastern Shore), and it’ll become breezy late as a cold front moves across the area.
Winds gusting to 25 or even 30 miles per hour are expected late Thursday and Friday in the wake of the frontal passage, but this front really won’t be ushering in truly “colder” air at all.
Temperatures should still be in the lower-50s Friday, and then a wave of low pressure scooting across the Carolinas late Friday and Friday night will distribute any rain in areas well to your south. There will probably be a considerable amount of clouds around Friday night, but nothing more.