High pressure will continue to bring us a southerly wind flow bringing us warmer air from the south. This added warmth will set Wednesday up to be the warmest day of the week.
Humidity & warmth will combine with “troughiness” aloft to contribute to our cloud clover as well as the chance for a shower or thundershower over the next couple of days. We aren’t looking at a washout, but any afternoon thunderstorms/thundershowers that move through will be slow-moving and could bring a few downpours.
We are looking at a very warm week …. warmest so far this year (on average).
The forecast for the rest of the weekend is not ideal, though we are definitely not looking at a washout. Our main problem is a relatively humid air-mass in place thanks to southeast flow allowing Atlantic moisture to penetrate inland.
Kind of a complicated pattern set up to hit all the details of over the forecast period.
While all the news isn’t good, that doesn’t mean it is all bad, either.
Highs Tuesday should top out in the low/mid 60s while a cool air mass is still in place.
We are in for another chilly night and many spots will be challenging their record low temps.
I hope you didn’t pack the winter jacket away just yet because you will want to have it handy for the next couple of nights. Lows tonight will drop close to the record (36, set back in 1996) at BWI. All of this chilly air is being ushered in by northwest winds that followed behind a potent cold front that brought us severe weather over the weekend.
On the weather map, the corridor of showers and thunderstorms that brought rain to the region yesterday and overnight has shifted just south and east of the city.
A strong line of thunderstorms passed through central Maryland earlier this evening, producing gusty winds, heavy rain, frequent cloud to ground lightning and even hail in some spots.
The first front will slide eastward today and ahead of it we will have plenty of clouds and a couple of rounds of showers and a thunderstorm. Much like we saw last evening and overnight, the rain can be occasionally heavy with a moisture laden atmosphere.