Overall… things turned out pretty much right on target during the past 24 hours.
High pressure will continue to push east Tuesday afternoon. Winds will continue to be on the breezy side out of the northwest helping to usher in cold and dry Canadian air.
According to the storm prediction center, a whopping 70 tornadoes were reported during Sunday’s outbreak in the Midwest, including at least one EF-4 tornado packing winds between 166-200mph.
Active weather associated with a vigorous area of low pressure has raced across the mid-west and portions of the Great Lakes and will continue to do so throughout Sunday evening.
Fog is dense across the area with visibility down to 1/4 mile recently at BWI.
An east to southeast flow off of the Atlantic is helping to bring an abundance of low level moisture which has caused some patchy drizzle and fog to develop.
There will be some showers, or maybe a period of rain and drizzle, in parts of the area late Friday night and Saturday morning. The best chance will be in the southern and eastern parts of the viewing area.
We bottomed out in the mid 20s early Wednesday morning, but it felt more like the mid teens once you factored in the wind chill! We will be unseasonably chilly with highs only reaching into the mid 40s. This weather is more typical of what you would expect in January rather than in early/mid November.
A cold front crossed our area around daybreak, dropping temps from the upper 40s, quickly to the 30s and yes… it even produced some snowflakes in parts of the area.
While we don’t have to be concerned about any big storm, we do feel pretty strongly that many folks will experience their first snow flakes of the season late tonight or early tomorrow as a very potent cold front blasts through the mid-Atlantic.
As one system departs, another more potent gears up to dig in! This next system will swiftly move eastward across the country ushering in some of the coldest air of the season so far!
The big story Sunday across the Northeast and parts of the mid-Atlantic will be the gusty winds.