After such an incredibly warm month, we are ending March on a cool note. We only topped out in the 40s yesterday and did recover to 57 this afternoon. However, the average high is now 59 degrees.
We thought we would have some showers, but they came a little earlier than expected. Between that and the easterly wind that they prompted, we took a big hit on our high on Friday. We only made it to 47 degrees.
Wednesday’s cold front is gone, leaving clear skies and a gusty northwest wind in its wake. Even though we topped out at 65 degrees on Thursday afternoon, that wind is bringing in colder air for the night.
After an incredible stretch of sunshine and dry weather, our rainfall deficit really started to grow. Going into Saturday, we were down 1.82″ for the month and 2.81″ for the year.
Although there’s a “back-door” style cool front that is pressing southward along the East Coast early in the morning, it will probably not have any major impact on our temperature profile Thursday.
A weakening storm will move our way Monday night into Tuesday. It will pump even warmer air our way ahead of it with a high of 68 degrees Monday.
The southern storm skirted southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore with rain Saturday night and Sunday. Since that storm has now moved out to sea, the path has been opened for the colder air and Clipper storm to move our way from the northwest.
It’s official. We all know it’s been a warm winter, but this is now officially the 7th warmest winter on record for Baltimore.