The front came and went overnight with a little snow across the northern tier of the state, and some rain showers farther south. It was a quick mover that didn’t have a lot of moisture nor strength to begin with, but did manage to leave a dusting in far northern sections of central and eastern Maryland.
Sunshine mixed with the clouds Sunday afternoon and temperatures started jumping. We topped out at 50 degrees after starting out at 28 degrees. There is a shot of slightly cooler air following this front. Yes, cooler than Sunday but still above the average of 42 degrees. We are going to the mid 40s Monday afternoon with a breeze out of the northwest. And it looks like that 45 will be our coolest day this week with warmer air on the way.
High pressure will dominate for the middle of the week, keeping it dry and quiet around here. At the same time, a very stormy weather pattern is setting up across the West. These storms will weaken as they move out of the West, but keep enough together for a few rain chances across the Northeast. There is the chance for a few showers later Thursday but a better chance for something Friday and the weekend.
This pattern will also pump warmer air our way and keep the brutal cold (possible record cold) across the West for now. Our highs will climb into the 50s starting Wednesday and stay there right into the weekend.
An early outlook at Denver’s forecast for next Saturday features a high in the 20s and an overnight low in the single digits. We’ll track it for you as we move through the week.