After an upper-level feature (some people may call it a secondary cold front or a trough) moves through the region this morning, high pressure begins to build in and it will last through tomorrow
Rain overspreads the area this morning and continues into the afternoon – most of the rain will be light– totaling 0.20-0.40 in most places. Patchy fog will occur in the damp air.
In the wake of Wednesday’s very minor winter weather event, some paved surfaces that became wet late Wednesday could be slick for a while Thursday morning.
Six more weeks of winter is predicted by our heralded rodent. But considering we just hit a Wednesday daytime high of 70 degrees, we’ll take it.
Most temperatures will be in the 50s, with some neighborhood thermometers in Maryland, Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania hitting 60.
A rather weak short wave moving through the Northeast has produced plenty of clouds across the region Thursday morning.
Looks like it will be rather cloudy for the balance of the day. Most of the stuff on radar out to the west is not reaching the ground and will lift to the northeast.
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.
Regardless of the clouds and wet weather, most temperatures are headed for the 50s this afternoon, and then the rain should come to an abrupt end (wrapping from southwest to northeast) either late this afternoon or early tonight.
While accumulating snow never materialized last night (for what it’s worth, the soaking rain last evening DID START TO MIX WITH SNOW at BWI at 10:51 p.m. before all forms of precipitation ended at 11:45 p.m.), there was a substantial amount of rain — especially in areas west of the Chesapeake Bay.
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.