It was the coldest morning so far this season. We dropped to 35 degrees at BWI-Marshall and most of the Baltimore region, while temperatures got all the way down to the 20s in Western Maryland. This chilly air mass was also a very dry one, delivering a lot of sunshine. That sun only helped warm us up to 58 degrees Saturday afternoon. That’s 10 degrees below average. We are going back down to the 40s Saturday night — still chilly, but not as cold as last night.
Winds are turning around to the south and picking up, all ahead of a new front moving this way. That southerly wind will bring much warmer air our way. Highs will swing from the 50s to the 70s Sunday afternoon. We are forecasting a high of 73 degrees. It will be a nice day, as sunshine mixes with some clouds. However, those clouds are going to thicken up and eventually lead to rain Monday. It will remain warm Monday until the front clears us overnight, knocking temperatures back down again – although not nearly as low as this current air mass. Highs will be in the 60s Tuesday and Wednesday.
Another warm-up will kick in for Thursday before another front moves our way. We will be back in the 70s Thursday, then there is the chance for some showers Thursday night or Friday.