After a cold start with temperatures in the teens (18 degrees at BWI-Marshall), we topped out at 43 degrees Sunday afternoon. And that’s without Saturday’s biting wind. The average is now up to 44 degrees, though, so we didn’t quite hit that. But a big push of warm air is coming our way Sunday for a short visit.
Temperatures aren’t going to drop much Sunday night as clouds take over. We are only going down to around freezing at BWI-Marshall. Temperatures in western Md. and just along the Md./Pa. border, though, could drop just below freezing as the new storm arrives. That’s why there is a freezing rain advisory in effect for Garrett County and those Pa. counties hugging the Md. border starting Sunday night and continuing into the morning. For the rest of us, there is the chance that this could start as an ice/sleet mix briefly but this is going to be rain as temperatures jump to the 50s Monday!
Most of the rain will be early in the day Monday. In fact, we may even see some sunshine break through Monday afternoon. The winds will be up out of the southwest during the day, then remain high out of the northwest Monday night and Tuesday. This will bring in cooler air eventually. Highs will still get to near 50 degrees early Tuesday before dropping in the afternoon.
Another storm will move our way from the south Wednesday into Thursday. The center of the storm will pass to our south, keeping us on the colder side of the storm. That could lead to a rain/snow mix before it gets out of here Thursday midday. Temperatures will be close to 40 Wednesday ahead of the storm and then jump back to that when the storm gets out of here Thursday.
Even colder air will arrive next weekend, possibly keeping our highs in the 30s. We will have to see if the stormy weather pattern continues when the cold air gets here.