A large ridge of high pressure continues to dominate the weather across the Eastern Region. This has resulted in some unseasonably warm weather, which will continue today. Most temperatures should climb into the mid-80s this afternoon, except in some of the highest terrain.
Showers and thunderstorms appear to be slow to move into the area, so high temperatures were brought up a bit for this afternoon thanks to the extra sun. Showers and thunderstorms that were forecast today may take until the evening hours to reach some places, especially the eastern viewing area.
The regional radar mosaic early Thursday morning is showing a few weak echoes that are trying to creep into the area from the south and west.
We’re running about 4 degrees warmer than Thursday at the same time, so we are taking the high up past the century mark for the afternoon.
After tying the all-time May record of 98 degrees yesterday, we are on our way back up again today. At 2 p.m., it’s already 95 degrees outside. And we are still climbing. The record for today is 96 degrees. We will likely break that record and may even come close to yesterday’s 98 degrees. When you factor in the high dewpoints/humidity, it will feel more like the low 100s outside.
The stormy weather pattern is going to take over Maryland again this week. Unlike last week, it will be much warmer with more sunshine.
The pleasant weather pattern will continue for a couple more days, but it is most definitely living “on borrowed time.”
What a beautiful spring day! And we are going to hang onto this weather for a while.
Temperatures Friday are springlike ahead of the calendar. We top out in the mid 70s with overnight lows in the low to mid 40s.
What a warmup! If you enjoy the warmer air, or at least a break from the Arctic chill we have had since December, you will like this week’s forecast.
Wednesday turned partly sunny and windy after the rain (and freezing rain) ended fairly early.