Friday we topped out close to 60 degrees. Saturday, we only managed a high of 37 degrees. This round of cold air is going to stick around for a few days, while we deal with a few different fronts.
The front that moved through last night stalled just offshore. A new low pressure is moving north along that front Saturday night. It is already responsible for accumulating snow in both North and South Carolina. The newly wrapped up storm will intensify as it passes the Chesapeake Saturday night on its way to New England Sunday. Rain has changed over to snow along the lower Eastern Shore and Delaware, while some flurries/snow showers have moved across the rest of the state.
There is a winter weather advisory in effect for the lower Eastern Shore through 4 a.m. The ground has been very warm lately, but snow could accumulate on overpasses, bridges, and grass – making for some slick roads. There is also a winter weather advisory for western Maryland through 1 p.m. for a few inches accumulation, as northwesterly winds bring in a round of lake effect and upslope snow.
For the rest of the state, gusty northwest winds will keep the cold air around Sunday. Highs will only be in the mid 30s with a wind chill in the 20s. We will drop down to the teens overnight with less wind before topping out in the 30s again Monday – but with less wind.
A new storm will move our way Tuesday. If it comes in early enough Monday night, it may start as a wintry mix. However, this is going to be another rain event for Maryland Tuesday with temperatures back in the upper 40s. Another round of chilly air will follow this front for the middle of the week.