Winds and cold temperatures will combine to create RealFeel temperatures in the lower 20s today, and it will feel more like January than late November.
An arctic air mass is moving in and there is enough energy associated with it to bring a flurry to spots Saturday night and Sunday, mainly north and west.
We still have a couple of days of seasonable conditions to get through before the arctic blast makes it to us.
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.
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.