The calendar may say spring starts Thursday, but science says it’s starting earlier than it used to. That might be hard to believe after the winter we’ve been through.
There will be an extra bite in the air throughout the day thanks to a northerly breeze.
Potomac Edison is reporting more than 2,500 power outages in Allegany County, where temperatures are in the single digits.
Frostburg State University is remaining closed as another cold snap settles in on western Maryland.
We’re still anticipating an uptick in temperatures during the next couple days, only to be followed by a colder pushback late this week and during the upcoming weekend.
With temperatures expected to be mostly in the middle and upper 30s, the wind is going to make it feel like it’s in the teens Thursday morning and the 20s by the afternoon.
High pressure will continue to build in overnight, bringing us mostly clear skies and cool temps with lows forecast in the mid 30s.
Some sun Friday and temperatures in the afternoon should mostly be in the mid 50s. This makes it about as cool as Thursday was, but it will not be as windy.
It looks like we are in for an extended period of dry weather over the next 4-6 days, with some below-average temperatures for a change.
The radar loop suggests that we will remain in a pretty constant rainfall pattern for the next several hours with some embedded pockets of heavier rainfall.
With high pressure we should expect breaks in clouds Friday afternoon and winds to pick up Saturday. Sunday may have clouds but also sunshine.
A largely dry cold front has begun to move through the region.