If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the folks who put on the Polar Bear Plunge near Annapolis should blush.
New Year’s Day will be partly sunny, brisk and seasonably chilly despite some sun. The high will be 42, and the low will be 28.
With temperatures expected to be mostly in the middle and upper 30s, the wind is going to make it feel like it’s in the teens Thursday morning and the 20s by the afternoon.
We still have a couple of days of seasonable conditions to get through before the arctic blast makes it to us.
Winds are expected to increase through the afternoon.
Showers associated with the cold front will be crossing the area during the midday and early afternoon.
Clouds have been on the increase throughout the afternoon Monday with skies sitting mostly cloudy to overcast across the region.
Some sun Friday and temperatures in the afternoon should mostly be in the mid 50s. This makes it about as cool as Thursday was, but it will not be as windy.
It looks like we are in for an extended period of dry weather over the next 4-6 days, with some below-average temperatures for a change.
High pressure building in from the southwest will be the major weather player for the next 24-36 hours.
It will “feel like” it’s in the 30s in most places Thursday afternoon, even though the sun will be out.
As we head toward the final days of winter, the chilly temperatures are trying to hold on.