There was a lull in activity earlier this morning as a dry slot of air wrapped its way into the circulation of the area of the pesky low pressure system over the mid-Atlantic.
A slow moving area of low pressure brought us a band of widespread rainfall Tuesday morning, and there is still more to come as we move throughout the day.
The combination of some very light winds and the ever present marine influence early Friday morning has led to the formation of patchy fog. With the wind out of the south expected to pick up during midday, any low visibility issues, while isolated, should disappear.
The great beginning to the day will feature a fair amount of sunshine, and winds generally out of the south and southwest will be fairly light.
It was a very typical fall day outside. We topped out at the average of 66 degrees, after starting out in the 40s.
On this somber day in U.S. history, the weather is eerily similar to that Tuesday morning in 2001.
Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) said that more than 24,000 of its customers lost power due to Saturday’s storms. Of those, over 14,900 are still without electricity.
The next big feature that we’ll be tracking over the next 48 hours is a wave of low pressure currently located in the central Plains, which will be dragging a potent cold front into the eastern third of the nation Saturday.
Well, so much for my idea of Thursday being dry.
You can watch radar over the next few hours as a line of scattered thunderstorms comes out of Western Maryland and Northern Virginia.
This first batch of rain is moving away to the northeast and there will be a break for a time this afternoon.
What a beautiful day, weather-wise. Sunshine has filled the sky, combining with low humidity/dew points for a wonderful afternoon.