A storm that brought average of a little over an inch of rain to the area (1.10 at BWI) is moving off to north and the afternoon will be dry and mild with some sun. Most temperatures will be in the 50s, with some neighborhood thermometers in Maryland, Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania hitting 60.
But arctic air is also “on the move,” and that will be taking over later on Friday and Saturday. In fact, the latest model guidance implies that the “coldest day” of the next five around here will actually be on Sunday, when it may fail to get out of the 20s in the afternoon.
We have added a mention of a shower Thursday night with the “arctic front” moving in from the west. The best chance looks to be late at night and there could be a leftover early Friday as well, with maybe a snow flurry north and west. There will be a good bit of snow in the mountains out west Thursday into Friday as the colder air moves in. Locally there will also be a potential for strong wind gusts to around 40 mph Friday. We’ve lowered the high and game time temperature for Sunday a few degrees but with that colder air pressing in, any “clipper” should get pushed off to the south so it looks like the day will be dry.