We expect a hot and humid afternoon with a mixture of clouds and sunshine.
The visible satellite shows some high clouds streaming over the viewing area Thursday afternoon. The clouds are stemming from a storm soaking the Southeast in rain.
We have a couple of showers to contend with early — since there is still an upper-level low pressure system that is rotating/spinning its wheels over western portions of New York State and Pennsylvania.
Get used to the clouds. They are going to be here a while.
Radar is showing some bands of rain or showers moving from west to east across the region, so I thought a simple wording of “rain at times” would work out for the afternoon.
There is a front passing through the state. It has drawn moisture up from the southern storm, and is bringing a few showers with it. So there will be spotty showers Wednesday into the first half of night before that front gets out of here. Even with the front and the clouds that it’s bringing, the mild air continues. We are going to top out in the low 50s, then close to 50 again Thursday and Friday. That’s still about 10 degrees above average.
A band of rain developed along the cold front Wednesday morning, just as it was passing through Baltimore.
Warm again Tuesday before we get a dose of December reality.
Sunshine is coming our way this week.
The weather will remain pleasant in the greater Baltimore area during the next couple of days, as high pressure maintains its grip on much of the Northeast and the mid-Atlantic states.
Even though Sandy is spinning way off to our north, it’s responsible for our clouds and cool air. We only topped out at 52 degrees Friday. The average high is 62 degrees.
A cold front will move through from the northwest Friday afternoon accompanied by scattered to broken cloud cover but no rain.