A large storm spreading from the Upper Midwest to the Southeast is bringing us a mix of weather. Although there was a brief spurt of sleet around Baltimore to start, the colder air is hanging tough in Garrett and western Allegany Counties. A winter storm warning remains in effect there through 10 p.m., with a winter weather advisory for the rest of Allegany County.
For the rest of Maryland, we are getting rain and will continue to get rain Tuesday night. Some of it may even become heavy at times. The flood watch has been dropped, but coastal flood advisories remain in effect for the western facing shorelines. The combination of rain and gusty, easterly winds will create localized flooding – especially for the next two high tide cycles.
The bulk of this storm will move to our north Wednesday. However, the low driving the system will still be hanging back over western Pa. That will keep the slight chance for a shower around, along with a lot of clouds while allowing for breaks of sunshine. The cold air will still be locked up behind that low to our northwest, so temperatures will spike in the 50s Wednesday.
That cold air will start rushing our way, though, on Thursday after the low passes. There may even be some rain or snow showers popping up Thursday afternoon as the colder air buckles in. Clouds will mix with sunshine on Friday, but the chilly air will continue right into the weekend. Highs will go back down to the lower 40s.