The month of November got off to a mild and wild start Friday as a squall line of brief heavy rain and strong wind crossed the area in advance of a cold front. Despite the passage of that front, the temperature Saturday has been running above average with highs in a lot of spots topping out in the upper 60s. But things are about to change.
Radar shows scattered showers and drizzle across the Delmarva into Maryland. They are heaviest and most numerous across southern portions and will be lingering around through the morning hours.
A weak, broad surface low is currently positioned in the western Atlantic to the east of the Va./N.C. coast Saturday morning. That will provide us with occasional chances for light rain and/or drizzle throughout the day.
The weather map is slowly becoming less active. The last advisory was issued for Karen and overall, the moisture is not expected to be a major factor for our neighborhood as previously thought.
The surface map shows high pressure stationed near the region, stretched from the Southeast along the East Coast all the way to Nova Scotia.
Autumn officially begins today at 4:44 p.m. and the weather outside is a transitional reflection of the fall season. A Canadian high pressure is continuing to build into the area behind the front that brought us nearly 1″ of rain at BWI.
Rain continues to push into the region and will get heavier in spots as the night goes on. We will begin to dry out from west to east overnight with rain finally pushing out of the metro around 3 a.m.
What a beautiful day across the Baltimore metro area with plenty of sunshine and high pressure fully in control of the weather! This surface high will shift offshore into Wednesday night, anchoring itself just off the mid-Atlantic coast.
Labor Day will likely be quite similar to what we had Sunday. It will be warm and muggy with more clouds than sun and more scattered shower and thunderstorm activity which will be slow moving and could produce heavy downpours.
We could easily top out, like Saturday, in the low 90s again Sunday and Monday. A very warm and humid rest of the extended holiday weekend is expected.
Going forecast looks pretty much on target. We are currently dealing with a large area of clouds that has embedded small areas of showers and thunderstorms.
High pressure over the east coast continues to dominate the weather. This high pressure is projected to slide southward tonight and into tomorrow.