Tim Williams’ Weather Blog
Despite being under a more settled part of the nation on Saturday, a weak shortwave will be passing over Upstate New York and New England today.
We finally had a pleasant day yesterday with plenty of sunshine, and BWI reached 64.
Cold air damming definitely won out yesterday, as we really never saw the sun or temperatures nearly as warm as we expected.
The base of a strong, upper level trough has edged off the eastern seaboard as of early this morning.
Expect winter-like conditions today with a breeze, clouds and limited sun, and isolated flurries and snow showers, some mixed with rain, are likely across the viewing area today, especially later.
As of early this morning, chillier, Canadian air is building into the region following the passage of a cold front last night Soundings reveal a good deal of dry air through the atmospheric profile… which would promote mainly sunny skies today; though, it will be a fight between downsloping low level flow and low level instability for extent of cloud cover, especially this afternoon.
The first full day of spring will be more seasonable across the region!
Yesterday was a rainy day, with BWI receiving 0.77” rain and reaching a high of 54.
Yesterday was a rather chilly day, with temperatures peaking in the middle to upper 40s around the region as clouds increased in the afternoon. Rain began last evening and continued through the night. through much of the day today.
Snow is arriving through noon; quickly mixing with and changing to sleet and freezing rain between noon and 3 PM from south to north; ice ending between 10 PM and midnight, ending as freezing drizzle or plain drizzle thereafter.
Another weekend, another impactful storm on the horizon for the greater Northeast!
As of early this morning, a cold front is passing through eastern New York, extending northward into New England and southward into the Mid-Atlantic.