Temperatures never did reach 80 degrees at BWI or at the Maryland Science Center Thursday, but it was 82 at Reagan National Airport in D.C. — conversely, both Philadelphia and New York were no higher than the mid 50s. Just a “typical” March day, huh?
There was a front which managed to back in from the north and east early Friday morning, and the easterly wind provided Baltimore with enough of a marine influence to keep the temperature from getting out of the 70s. Still though, given the body of evidence, and how much warmer it was less than 40 miles to the south and west, I probably would have made the same forecast all over again.
Now this easterly flow is promoting a lot of low clouds, some fog and even spotty drizzle. We’re assuming that as the day wears on, even though it’ll be cool and clammy in the morning, the winds are going to be shifting more toward the south and west later Friday. This will allow for a slightly warmer afternoon, and the regional radar is showing a series of showers and thunderstorms in western Pennsylvania and across the Ohio Valley. These will be moving into Baltimore from the north and west, and most of them will impact the WJZ viewing area Friday afternoon and early evening.
Saturday highs will be mostly in the mid 70s with no less than partial sunshine. Sunday is probably going to be bit cooler than Saturday with winds out of the south and southeast (as opposed to the north Saturday), which again can be attributed to the marine influence. But it will start to turn warmer once again early next week, and temperatures will be back in the mid and upper 70s before you know it!
Have a good weekend.