After a stretch of way above average temperatures, the Arctic is about to unload. We topped out at 58 degrees Sunday, near 40 Monday, and are only going to make it to 26 degrees Tuesday. And this cold isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Highs will remain in the 20s Wednesday and Thursday, while overnight lows drop into the teens – and even single digits for western Maryland and colder Baltimore suburbs.
Temperatures will get a slight bump on Friday as a new front comes our way. Since there will be a mix of above freezing and below freezing temperatures involved, we could see a messy winter mix around here. That front will get out of here Saturday, while reinforcing the cold air behind it for the weekend. Highs Saturday and Sunday will only be in the 30s (maybe with some upper 20s around).
We haven’t felt this kind of cold in a while. There are even wind chill advisories in effect for western Maryland Monday and Tuesday.