The combination of some very light winds and the ever present marine influence early Friday morning has led to the formation of patchy fog. With the wind out of the south expected to pick up during midday, any low visibility issues, while isolated, should disappear.
Clouds have gathered across most of Maryland. And, while there is going to be an old front that will manage to trigger a spotty shower or even a touch of drizzle early, most of the time Thursday afternoon will be rain-free with some sunshine breaking through the clouds.
Sunshine dominated both days, while highs jumped from 54 degrees Saturday to 68 degrees Sunday.
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.
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What is going to make this upcoming storm rather unusual is that as the low pressure system located in the Carolinas Thursday morning begins to intensity in the afternoon, it will cause the precipitation throughout much of Maryland, Virginia and western North Carolina to become heavier and steadier.
The weather will be dry for the Ravens’ playoff game on Sunday, with most temperatures in the mid 40s. Bottom line: the weather will be about as NICE AS YOU COULD ASK FOR for an outdoor event during the early stages of January.
The driving force behind our weather here over the next few days will be a fairly strong ridge of high pressure — which will become firmly established over southeastern Canada during the upcoming weekend.
We will have a few breaks in the clouds for some limited sunshine throughout the afternoon, but it will remain chilly
and breezy. The overall chilly pattern will continue through the weekend and into next week. The good news is dry weather is expected to prevail as well, outside of a spotty shower Friday afternoon.
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Rain-free weather is expected for most of the region through the remainder of the day; however, since there is a front still located in the Carolinas and strong daytime heating will kick in later on, we cannot rule out a shower or thunderstorm Wednesday afternoon entirely, especially in the higher elevations of Maryland’s western panhandle.