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.
Although the recent satellite imagery is still showing that there are some high clouds around the mid-Atlantic region, we expect the balance of Thursday will be dry and seasonably chilly. A high pressure system located in the Eastern Region is going to be drifting off shore Thursday night, and there should be sunshine, some clouds and a chilly wind Friday.
It’s going to be chilly start to 2013, but the forecast should hold up for New Year’s Eve.
A large winter storm that brought heavy snow and blizzard conditions from Iowa to Wisconsin (near 1.5 feet in Madison, WI) and severe weather, with damaging winds and even a tornado to the Southeast will move toward eastern Canada on Friday.
Temperatures Thursday afternoon will be no higher than the lower 50s. Thursday night, even though the sky may be partly cloudy early, the prevailing thoughts are that some low clouds will be returning to much of the coastal plain after midnight.
After hitting 69 degrees, we did actually top out in the low 60s Tuesday – but that was at midnight. Temperatures have fallen drastically since then and will hold in the 40s Tuesday afternoon. The colder air will moderate, but is going to stick around for the rest of the week.
After another seasonably chilly start, the brilliant sunshine has warmed us up nicely this afternoon. BWI-Marshall topped out at 74 degrees.