A rapidly deepening wave of low pressure early Friday is pushing a strong, arctic cold front into the Eastern region. As a result, temperatures overnight have been falling quickly across western and central portions of New York and Pennsylvania, and that chillier air has reached Baltimore. Temperatures fell out of the 50s and into the 40s after 3 a.m. — and our high of 42 Friday represents the 4 a.m. temperature at the airport. It will be dry, but quite windy and turning colder with most temperatures winding up in the 30s Friday afternoon.
Blustery and much colder weather will prevail Friday night with most temperatures in the 20s, although the wind will make it feel like it’s in the teens and even the single digits at times. The weekend will be cold, but also dry with temperatures in the mid-30s both Saturday and on Sunday. Both days also will offer no less than partial sunshine. We’ve recently talked about a potential “Clipper” racing out of the Midwest and into the southern Appalachians Saturday night and Sunday.