By Tim Williams

It’s winter.

A low of 13 was recorded Wednesday morning at BWI, making it the coldest morning since Feb. 11, 2011, when the low was also 13 degrees. Cloud cover to west is not real solid and a lot is high and mid level, even back out through Ohio and Indiana. So some version of clouds and sun seems to be the way to go. Not real excited about flurries Wednesday night but there is still a decent short wave shown to track pretty far south, so we’ll leave it be.

Arctic air Tuesday made a decent amount of sunshine seem pretty “ineffective,” and most thermometers in the region early Wednesday morning are sitting at their lowest levels since last winter. In fact, prior to that, the coldest morning of the entire season at this same location was 8 degrees above zero, which occurred on Jan. 24. While winds are still gradually diminishing, there’s still enough of a west to northwest wind out there to make it “feel like” its closer to zero, so folks still need to bundle up. While there will probably be some sun around for a while Wednesday morning, expect clouds to become more and more widespread as the day wears on. With much less wind expected, temperatures mostly in the upper-20s won’t feel as harsh as it did Tuesday, and we’ll be on the lookout for some flurry activity by day’s end — especially in those areas located north and west of Baltimore.

A period of transition is expected to get underway Wednesday night, which will last into Thursday. Temps climb into the 40s.


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