Yes, another day and more clouds. The front that brought a little mix of wintry weather Monday morning is still draped across the state, extending all the way back across the Ohio Valley into the Deep South. A new round of moisture is riding up along that front, producing mixed rain and snow across western Maryland Monday afternoon. It will overspread the state as we move through the afternoon. Although some areas may see a brief mix with snow or sleet, this is mainly going to be in the form of rain for us.
Rain will continue into Tuesday morning before the front moves away. Then, the winds will kick up out of the west and some sunshine will return! Yes, some sunshine is expected later Tuesday – finally! Since temperatures aren’t going to drop overnight, they will spike up to the mid 50s Tuesday afternoon. However, this warmup will be short lived. A new round of cold air will invade again starting Wednesday.
Morning sunshine will give way to building clouds and spotty late-day showers on Wednesday as the colder air arrives. Temperatures will reach closer to 50 degrees Wednesday, but not get out of the 40s Thursday and Friday – with a gusty wind that will keep it feeling chilly around here. Another storm will move our way from the southwest later this weekend.
Even though the average temperatures are climbing quickly, our long range outlook keeps a huge trough supporting cooler air over the Eastern U.S. for the rest of the month – for the most part. There could be a few days where we do warm up, but the overall pattern keep our actual temperatures below average.