We dropped to 12 degrees Wednesday morning. That’s colder than all of last year, and the coldest it’s been since 1/24/2011 when we were at 8 degrees. The cold is going to continue, setting the stage for two different fronts to move our way.
Baltimore has issued a code blue alert as plunging temperatures and high winds present a danger to health.
Temperatures that are starting off mostly in the middle and upper 30s in some cases will either hold nearly steady, or slowly fall later Friday. Then at night, under a mostly clear sky, it will be quite chilly with lows in the 20s.
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A stalled front will linger over the Mid-Atlantic through Wednesday night. That will keep rounds of rain and drizzle here through then. At the same time, the colder air that was behind the front has wedged itself into Maryland.
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.
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The sky is clear early Friday, and most temperatures are in the low and mid 20s in the typically colder outlying areas and closer to 30 in most of the bigger cities.
The cold air is in place, and now we have a new storm moving into this air.
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.
It was the coldest morning so far this season. We dropped to 35 degrees at BWI-Marshall and most of the Baltimore region, while temperatures got all the way down to the 20s in Western Maryland.
Cold weather is here. A great way to save energy and keep warm this winter is to use weatherstripping.