Clouds have gathered across most of Maryland. And, while there is going to be an old front that will manage to trigger a spotty shower or even a touch of drizzle early, most of the time Thursday afternoon will be rain-free with some sunshine breaking through the clouds.

Thursday night and Friday morning, this same boundary will be lifting to the north — but this time, it will be the leading edge of some milder air that will be surging northward Friday.

The winds Friday will be mostly out of the south and southwest. But the exact wind trajectory is going to hold the key in determining just how warm it will be. For example, temperatures near the Eastern Shore and the Bay will probably be no higher than the upper 60s at best.

Conversely, the temperature in Baltimore and all of its northern and western suburbs should reach the middle and upper 70s Friday afternoon.

While there will be clouds as well as some sunshine, and a shower cannot be ruled out Friday afternoon, it still seems as if the “most active” time periods along the Eastern Seaboard will be Friday night and early on Saturday morning. This is going to be when our next cold front will be arriving, and eventually making a clean sweep of the Northeast and the mid-Atlantic States.

We’ve been mentioning this timing virtually all week long, and it doesn’t look like there’s any reason to change the forecast now. After some early morning rain on Saturday, it’ll be windy and noticeably cooler in the afternoon, with clouds that may break for a little sunshine.

Temperatures should be no higher than the lower 60s, and even though Sunday will be fairly sunny, it should be even cooler. Some unsettled weather could return by Monday night or Tuesday of next week.

Have a good day!


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