After a few days of crisp, clear weather, a more unsettled weather pattern is getting underway for Maryland. A front that was moving toward the Northeast has become very elongated and is stalling over the Mid-Atlantic, where it will stay right into the weekend.
A few different areas of energy will move along that stalled front, giving us varied chances for showers and thunderstorms. Although the line of showers and thunderstorms has many breaks to it, it is hovering just to our north in Pa. We have gotten a couple of showers and thunderstorms from it so far, that’s it. However, that line will drift southward Wednesday night and Thursday. So it’s still just a chance, but we will likely see more activity on our Maryland radar. Then, another area of energy moves along this same boundary Friday into the weekend. That keeps our chances for scattered showers and thunderstorms around.
Warm air has been drawn up into Maryland just south of this front. We topped out in the low 80s Wednesday afternoon. Those temperatures will get knocked down only slightly Thursday before taking more of a hit this weekend. Expect highs in the upper 70s/near 80 Thursday, then lower 70s Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
There is a question about how long this weather pattern will stay in place. Some models show it wrapping up and moving away for the second half of the weekend, while others keep it in place Sunday and maybe even as long as early Monday. We will continue to monitor this and let you know.