As a new week and month begins, a low pressure system will be developing out over the open waters of the Atlantic.
We’re expecting some sunshine Friday across the Greater Baltimore Area, but there will also be a brisk northwest wind that will average 12-25 mph with some higher gusts.
It looks like we have a more significant precipitation event starting very late Sunday night and continuing Monday with frozen precipitation and slushy covering of snow and sleet possible in and around BWI.
There will try to be one last hurrah late Thursday and Friday morning as a separate piece of energy swings down behind the storm and perhaps causes a few rain and snow showers.
Forecast looks pretty much on track in view of latest models. We are comfortable with the 4-8 inches for Baltimore but would mention higher amounts in the higher elevations to the west like parts of Frederick on west with potential for a foot or more in some places.
The active pattern over the region continues as one storm system slowly departs Wednesday with a second system approaching Thursday. In the near-term, rain will continue through the first part of the day before tapering off early Wednesday afternoon.
The recent rain has ended, but the regional radar is still showing an isolated shower in spots early Thursday. Total rain at BWI-Marshall amounted to about 1.55,” eating into our deficit for the year.
Precipitation associated with developing wave of low pressure coming in from the southwest will occur Friday night into Saturday morning. It will be mostly rain or a mix and appears unlikely to accumulate in the city but there can be a coating to an inch in some areas north and west.
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.
Mild and moist air continues to surge northward across the mid-Atlantic region Thursday morning as a warm front continues to press northward into southeastern Canada.