Radar is showing some bands of rain or showers moving from west to east across the region, so I thought a simple wording of “rain at times” would work out for the afternoon.
The rain, drizzle and fog have arrived. A dense fog advisory has been posted from Frederick County eastward overnight, while areas of rain and drizzle will continue to move across the state. This is only one part of the storm.
A series of fronts is moving through the Mid-Atlantic.
The Greater Baltimore Area will be getting a brief period of rain early Friday as a warm front pushes through the region.
As a high pressure system builds across the Great Lakes and into the Northeast, some dry and chillier air will be spreading out across the area during the day and night.
The next few days are expected to bring dry weather to the Mid-Atlantic States. Even though a front managed to push through Maryland Wednesday evening (and northwest winds between 8 and 10 p.m. gusted to between 20 and 30 mph), it didn’t bring any widespread clouds or showers.
We’re done with rain for at least a while. The same front and developing wave of low pressure that caused several hours of rain late yesterday and early last night is now consolidating over New England, and pulling all of the rain out to sea.
With plenty of low clouds and fog along the Eastern Shore and in some areas close to the Bay early Thursday, there will be some sunshine from midday onward. Temperatures will manage to approach 80, but it probably won’t quite get there.
Calling it windy rather than breezy Thursday afternoon as some gusts are exceeding 30 knots and we took the high up slightly.
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.
High pressure that is currently building across the Ohio Valley and into the mid-Atlantic states early morning is going to provide the Greater Baltimore Area with a good deal of sunshine Friday, and temperatures will wind up close to 50 Friday afternoon. While there will be a bit of a breeze, it should average less than 15 mph.
We’re in the midst of a pattern that is about as tranquil as it could get during the first half of January.