Kind of a complicated pattern set up to hit all the details of over the forecast period.
We are in for another chilly night and many spots will be challenging their record low temps.
I hope you didn’t pack the winter jacket away just yet because you will want to have it handy for the next couple of nights. Lows tonight will drop close to the record (36, set back in 1996) at BWI. All of this chilly air is being ushered in by northwest winds that followed behind a potent cold front that brought us severe weather over the weekend.
On the weather map, the corridor of showers and thunderstorms that brought rain to the region yesterday and overnight has shifted just south and east of the city.
A strong line of thunderstorms passed through central Maryland earlier this evening, producing gusty winds, heavy rain, frequent cloud to ground lightning and even hail in some spots.
Keep the umbrella handy! Chances for rain showers are in the forecast for the next several days.
High pressure will start moving out of the region allowing an area of low pressure to slowly creep into the mid-Atlantic from the Mississippi River Valley tonight and Monday. Clouds will begin to increase ahead of this system overnight.
The weekend began with an abundance of sunshine thanks to an elongated area of high pressure along the coast of the Northeast, and this high will continue to heavily influence our weather over the next couple of days (especially today).
High pressure will control our weather through the weekend. So if you liked the weather Saturday, you will like it Sunday as well! Another stellar day of weather is on tap for us with temps in the mid 60s and abundant sunshine. Clouds will start to increase by the evening ahead of our next storm system.
The recent decent weather pattern will continue for us for the weekend.
We set a new daily high temperature for April 10th at BWI reaching 91 degrees. That was the hottest day of the month! Our total monthly precipitation weighed in at 2.2″, that is just under 1″ below normal for the month of April.
We had a gorgeous start to the day but clouds invaded our airspace quick! The metro area became overcast by around 1 p.m. So we can say “so long” to high pressure for the time being as a trough of low pressure will be starting us off on an unsettled weather pattern for the next couple of days.