The rain got out of here in a hurry, allowing sunshine to quickly take over and warm us up to 65 degrees! The winds will back off tonight as cooler air moves in temporarily. A frost advisory is in effect for the central Eastern Shore as temperatures drop to or slightly below freezing overnight.
Sunday’s front will be leaving us, just in time for the next one to arrive Monday afternoon. In between, clouds will break for some sunshine and temperatures will jump to the low 60s. But when this second front swings through with showers later Monday, it will bring a new round of cold air with it for the middle of the week.
We have used this title before, but not many times in the last few weeks. Saturday was definitely worthy of it, though. Sun only mixed with a few clouds, helping warm us up to 60 degrees Saturday afternoon. That makes this one of the few days with highs actually above average. In fact, March is running 2.9 degrees below average.
Temperatures have been below average, but slowly moderating all week after Monday’s snow 36 degree day. Friday, we made it all the way up to 56 degrees. We are going to be closer to (or maybe a degree or two) above the average of 58 this weekend. However, there is another storm on the way.
Yes, it’s the end of March and we are still talking about the potential for winter weather.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for counties west of Baltimore, starting at midnight. It will be in effect through 2 p.m. Monday for Howard and Montgomery Counties, while it continues through 6 p.m. farther north in Carroll, Frederick, and Washington Counties. Farther west, it’s a Winter Storm Warning for Garrett and Allegany Counties that’s already in effect and will continue through Monday evening.
Spring may officially start on Wednesday, but Mother Nature is reminding us that it’s still officially winter.
Our average high temperature is quickly on the rise – sitting at 52 degrees Sunday. Our weekend temperatures were even higher than the average, topping out closer to 60 degrees. The warm air is going to stick around for the beginning of the week before a strong cold front comes through and reminds us that it’s still early March.
Between the bright sunshine and temperatures jumping to 62 degrees Saturday afternoon, what a beautiful day! The push of warm air is going to stick around for a few days.
A huge trough has set up in the jetstream over the East Coast. That is allowing cold air to pour right out of Canada straight down into Florida, where freeze watches and warnings have been posted.
Sunshine returned Sunday, helping temperatures jump back up to 50 degrees. That’s even with a gusty northwest wind at times. The wind will die down overnight, allowing temperatures to really drop. It’s going to be another nice one Monday with sunshine and temperatures in the upper 40s/near 50. That’s before the clouds come in Monday night and a new storm system moves our way.
After a couple of cold days that featured a touch of sleet and freezing drizzle late Friday through Saturday morning, more moderate air is moving our way. Temperatures started to climb late in the afternoon and evening, eventually topping out at 46 degrees. That is about 10 degrees warmer than it has been, on average.