Expect temperatures to top out no lower than 90 over the next few days, with an uptick in the humidity and a good chance for some thunderstorms over the weekend.
While Friday will be a bit on the breezy side, there will be plenty of sunshine and the afternoon will be quite pleasant.
A front is slicing west to east across the area right now so a cooler, drier NW flow is sweeping across the area and some lingering clouds will eventually give way to a good deal of sunshine later Friday in the wake of the cold front.
It is warming back to near 70 degrees Saturday. However there is some moisture in the lower levels of the atmosphere.
We’re in the midst of a pattern that is about as tranquil as it could get during the first half of January.
The first official day of winter looks to be a mild one across the Northeast thanks to a large ridge just to the south of Bermuda.
With sunshine, we warmed all the way up to 71 degrees this afternoon! That is just a few degrees shy of the 80 degree record and way above the average of 59 degrees.
Thanks to high pressure to the east yesterday, much of the region saw pleasant conditions in advance of a trough that will be moving into the region today.
Rain is coming down at a pretty good pace in Baltimore now and looks like precip continues pretty steady and heavy into early this afternoon.
On the surface weather map this morning we have strong high pressure centered across upstate New York delivering plenty of dry, cool low level air.
The front has moved off shore and will continue to shift eastward as high pressure builds into the Northeast.
An upper-air disturbance has been hanging back to the west today, even though it’s trying to clear the coast. The cold air aloft has still helped to trigger a shower and brief downpour in parts of the area this afternoon.