After morning sunshine, clouds are taking over again. That’s because another Clipper storm is on the way. Light snow has already arrived in western Maryland Monday afternoon. That light snow will overspread the state Monday evening and continue into Tuesday morning before moving away.
This is going to be like the last few Clippers, leaving a small accumulation along the way. It will be a general coating-1″, with locally higher amounts of 2″. Western Maryland will get more than that with a winter storm warning in effect through Tuesday morning for 6-8″ of snow. Even when the main batch of snow moves away Tuesday morning, flurries may linger into the afternoon during parade time! Clouds will also hang around with only breaks of sunshine, keeping temperatures in the upper 30s for highs.
Another, weaker Clipper will pass farther north Tuesday overnight/Wednesday morning. It will still be close enough for some flurries around here, but clouds should mix with more sunshine Wednesday afternoon. And with more sunshine, temperatures will start a recovering climb. Highs will get back to near the average of 43 degrees. We will top out close to or slightly above that average for the rest of the week.
The Clipper producing, cold northwesterly flow weather pattern is going to get broken later this week. High pressure comes in Thursday, breaking the pattern. Then, a new storm will move our way Friday, this time from the southwest. It will have more moisture and bring warmer air with it – relatively warmer. Although it may start as a winter mix, it will change to rain with highs in the 40s.