There will be high clouds and some mid clouds Sunday as high pressure slides to our east and some of the moisture coming out well in advance of the next storm system streaks northeastward.
A moisture-starved cold front associated with the Great Lakes disturbance will cross the region this afternoon.
We have a taste of winter weather headed our way.
The initial precipitation late Thursday night and first thing Friday can be a slippery mix of rain, snow and ice especially in some of the suburbs, but Friday during the day is mostly rain with temperatures well above freezing.
Temperatures will be taking a turn for a much better Saturday with the southwest breeze, and in general, sunshine and only patchy clouds in the warm advection.
Our chance at a big warmup this weekend was squashed by the fog.
Took the high to 53 Thursday, otherwise forecast from earlier looks good. With thicker clouds and some rain coming in Friday it should be a tad cooler than Thursday.
Although recent satellite imagery shows an extensive plume of high, thin clouds Wednesday — which stretches from the Atlantic Ocean all the way back to the Ohio Valley, these will manage to break for some sun.
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.
The sky is clear early Friday, and most temperatures are in the low and mid 20s in the typically colder outlying areas and closer to 30 in most of the bigger cities.
Clouds should manage to dim the sun at times around here Wednesday. That plume of moisture in the mid and upper levels will eventually be pushing off shore early Wednesday night, and the sky should become mostly clear late Wednesday night.
A series of fronts is moving through the Mid-Atlantic.