We thought we would have some showers, but they came a little earlier than expected. Between that and the easterly wind that they prompted, we took a big hit on our high on Friday. We only made it to 47 degrees. Not only is that below average, but 12 degrees below average. That hasn’t happened much this month. Even though this is still going to be a March for the record books, if you are someone interested in weather records and fun facts, Friday doesn’t help those numbers.
We are running a fine line between really warm air just off to our southwest and sharply colder air to the north – air cold enough to support snow in upstate New York and New England this weekend. For us, we are going to run slightly below or closer to average than we have in a while. That average is now 59 degrees. At the same time, there are a few different storms that will bring varying chances for showers and even a few thunderstorms.
The first storm that showed up Friday, will take through Saturday to clear us. Scattered showers and even a few thunderstorms will move across the state with it through that time. We are forecasting a high just around average Saturday. However, if the easterly wind does not break all day, the western shores of the Bay and beaches (including the city and BWI-Marshall) will have a hard time getting out of the 40s again.
The front gets out of here Saturday night, just as another one moves away later Sunday. There could be a few showers Sunday evening into Monday with that front. Otherwise, even though we will get a break, there will be another round of clouds.
There is another storm that will slowly move our way early next week. It won’t arrive until probably Wednesday, but could send some energy in the form of some showers out ahead of it Tuesday. We are looking at temperatures back above-average for the beginning of April.