The active winds have subsided across the area. Peak gusts on Saturday include: 48 BWI, 44 DCA, 38 SBY. As for the future, the storm responsible for the high winds on Saturday is departing into the Canadian Maritimes. High pressure now over the Ohio Valley will pass off the Mid-Atlantic Coast later Sunday and provide us with fine weather Sunday (lots of sun, seasonable temps and light winds).
Monday: The high will slide off the Atlantic coast and allow a somewhat gusty mild southwest flow to develop ahead of a moisture-starved low pressure system moving from the Great Lakes to the St. Lawrence Valley. Little in the way of cloud cover is expected with the low’s approach so sunshine will remain plentiful!
Looking ahead… Tuesday: a tad cooler in the wake of the weak cold front as a bubble of Canadian high pressure crosses the area. Lots of sun!
Tuesday night: the high will depart to our east and a large storm gathering strength in the Central States will approach the East Coast. Low pressure will move from near Omaha, Neb. Tuesday night to Michigan later Wednesday. A warm front connected to the low will approach the Mid-Atlantic (at the same time) and cause first clouds to thicken, and then rain to arrive around dawn on Wednesday.