Saturday’s storm kept intensifying as it moved through New England, translating into high winds for us. Gusts topped 50 mph in Frederick, Prince George’s, Washington and Baltimore Counties. The highest gust at BWI-Marshall was 46 mph. Winds will back off Sunday night, then turn around to the southwest Monday. It will be breezy at times, but nothing like Sunday.
That northwest wind brought in some cold air. We only hit 39 degrees, and will drop to the low 20s overnight when the winds die down. However, they go back up again briefly before coming way down again later this week. The timing is great for New Year’s Eve goers. We are going up to 44 Monday and only dropping to about 36 degrees for midnight. Then, the next round of cold air will keep highs in the mid 30s Wednesday and Thursday with lows down to near 20 degrees.
While the temperatures are fluctuating, another series of fronts will move through. Clouds will be back on the increase Monday ahead of one front. There is the slight chance for flurries with it Monday night, but this front is pretty dry. A second front will pass to our south Tuesday with more moisture. We are keeping the chance of rain or snow showers around Tuesday because of that front, but it will just be a chance because that front will keep most of the moisture pretty far south. It’s this combination of fronts that brings in that new round of cold air starting Tuesday night.