Frontal boundary and associated drying has made some decent progress into the area, so it looks like areas along I-95 will just have a shower or thunderstorm in spots Thursday afternoon while areas farther west and northwest are mostly rain-free.
Storms downed trees and utility wires and left thousands in the dark in Delaware and Maryland.
We have a few residual showers and t-storms across the region right now, and we should be allowing for these the next couple of hours as a slow moving cold front is being held back by a weak wave of low pressure that has developed along it.
While all the news isn’t good, that doesn’t mean it is all bad, either.
A strong cold front is bringing several threats to our area. A Tornado Watch, Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Flood Advisory and Wind Advisory have been issued.
Pay attention to watches and warnings because this could be a big weather day.
We topped out right at the average of 65 degrees this afternoon. It was just another beautiful, crisp, fall day. The high pressure that brought us this beautiful air mass will slowly drift down to our southeast.
What a warm up! After only making it to 58 degrees Saturday, we topped out at 74 degrees Sunday. We are going to hang on to this warm air a little while longer. Temperatures will not drop much Sunday night, then rise to near 70 degrees again Monday. That’s before a cold front comes swinging through the state.
We are still dealing with the storm that rolled in Monday night. The center, carrying most of the moisture, has moved off to the north. However, a trailing front will hang over the I-95 corridor through Thursday. That will keep the chance for a shower or thunderstorm around Wednesday and again Thursday.
Fortunately, the rain held off down at the Yard earlier before arriving Sunday evening. The front responsible for the rain is moving away overnight. It will take the rain with it, while some fog will linger.
The stalled front which brought us several rounds of rain the last few days has temporarily been pushed off to the south of us. It has put us on the drier, cooler, northern side of the front.
At least the weekend was nice, because looking into tomorrow and Tuesday, some rain and even some stronger thunderstorms are possible.