The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK has placed the area in its slight risk category for severe weather today.
Back edge of rain moving across area now and there is some clearing not far to west, so drying things out and sunnying it up a bit for the afternoon forecast.
Yesterday’s clouds and fog did manage to break for limited sunshine, but not enough to warm things up as much as we had anticipated.
Temperatures were mostly in the upper 70s near the bay yesterday (including 78 at the Science Center), but most places away from it soared into the lower and middle 80s.
The leading edge of some warmer air is knocking on our door.
Over the next few days, afternoon temperatures will be much closer to the seasonal averages.
We tied a single day record for rain at BWI Marshall with 3.06 inches. The record was previously set back in 1947.
High pressure over eastern Maine nosing down the East Coast has pushed the back door front down to southern Virginia, giving us a mostly cloudy and cool afternoon with a bit of rain at times.
Sunday’s surface map has a cold front stretching from North Carolina stretching back into central Mississippi through central Louisiana into the Gulf of Mexico.
We’ve been watching a disturbance along the Carolina/Virgina coastline all day. The bulk of the precipitation with that storm has been bypassing Baltimore to the south and east today.
Looks as if it will just be cold. It should become windy this afternoon, and even though there ought to be a good deal of sunshine, the temperature will be no higher than the mid 30s.
It is without question that we will remain in a cold weather pattern over the next several days. But, we’re also trying to drive the point home that a series of impulses of energy moving across the eastern half of the United States are going to be “fastmovers”, because of the progressive nature of the upper level wind flow.