Meteorologist Tim Williams
A front has managed to settle into the mid-Atlantic region early Monday morning.
Marylanders should expect the storms and heat to continue throughout the week.
We’re still very optimistic about the weather around here over the next few days, with a good deal of sunshine expected during each of the next three. Temperatures Thursday afternoon and again Friday will be mostly in the middle and upper 70s.
While December may have some “tricks up its sleeve” in the long run, it certainly doesn’t look like there will be much eventful weather to talk about here over the next three or four days.
While temperatures did exceed our expectations Monday, the sky cover and lack of any rain were aspects of the forecast that were still pretty much “on target.” Tuesday, temperatures will probably still climb into the 60s, even despite plenty of clouds, as well as some fog and a bit of drizzle.
A decent day upcoming to conclude the weekend, but after that the pattern becomes more unsettled with several shots at rainfall. High pressure along the East Coast will give way overnight as a cold front approaches from the northwest. Any breaks in the clouds this early will fill later with a few showers pushing in during the overnight hours.
High pressure that has moved out into the Atlantic will bring a milder southwesterly flow today and tomorrow. The southwesterly flow around the high is a dry one today, and although we do expect patchy mid and high level clouds at times, still a good deal of sunshine and a pretty nice day for this time of year.
Today is getting off to a brisk and colder start, but will also be offering more sunshine than we’ve seen almost any day so far this week.
Monday will be fairly sunny, breezy and mild. Highs will be in the lower-70s, just like they were Sunday.
The only changes made to the forecast from this morning were to bump the high for this afternoon up a couple of degrees due to the fast rising temperatures this morning and to remove the strong thunderstorm from tomorrow afternoon and evening.
A chilly weekend is in store across the region as a moist storm system slides by to our south.
After a decent weekend, the following workweek will be characterized by a plethora of cloudiness
and at least two periods of precipitation, at least one of which having the potential to produce
snow across portions of the forecast area.