Sunshine returned Sunday, helping temperatures jump back up to 50 degrees. That’s even with a gusty northwest wind at times. The wind will die down overnight, allowing temperatures to really drop. It’s going to be another nice one Monday with sunshine and temperatures in the upper 40s/near 50. That’s before the clouds come in Monday night and a new storm system moves our way.
This storm will move into marginally cold air Tuesday morning. It could start as a sleet/freezing rain/snow mix before changing to rain. But this is mainly going to be a rain event for most of the state as temperatures climb to the 40s. Garrett and Allegany Counties have a winter storm watch posted for Tuesday already, because it could become a much longer ice event out there. The main low driving Tuesday’s storm won’t clear us until Wednesday. However, the rain will get out of here, clouds will break for sunshine, temperatures will jump to the mid 50s, then clouds will come back in again – all on Wednesday.
Colder air will eventually ooze into the Mid-Atlantic behind the storm starting Thursday. There could be a few rain and snow showers along with it, while high temperatures drop back below average – to the lower 40s. The cold air will stick around heading into the weekend.