The next surge of bitterly cold air is just a few hours away from arriving in central Maryland.
Temps Monday afternoon reached into the mid-40s but have been quickly plummeting as a cold front marches its way across the state.
Monday night will be dangerously cold and then by Tuesday morning, we are talking about a difference of more than 20 degrees colder for most folks compared to temps when you woke up Monday morning. Winds will continue to pick up as well, bringing wind chills below zero into the overnight. For this reason, a Wind Chill Advisory will go into effect for most of the region at 1 a.m.
Protect yourself and bundle up, protect your pets and limit your time outside through 10 a.m. Tuesday. This cold snap will only allow highs to reach into the upper teens to near 20 degrees by Tuesday afternoon. We will slowly warm into the low 40s by the weekend, which is average for this time of year.
In other weather news, a snowstorm will affect the southeastern United States, bringing a possible trace to 1″ of snowfall for southern Maryland and the lower Delmarva late Tuesday into Wednesday. The rest of Maryland will only see an increase in cloud cover as this coastal area of low pressure approaches, and then retreats before causing any problems for the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.