There can be a few breaks in the clouds during the midday hours, but overall the afternoon is looking rather cloudy. There will be another batch or two of showers moving across the area from the west.
Overall… things turned out pretty much right on target during the past 24 hours.
According to the storm prediction center, a whopping 70 tornadoes were reported during Sunday’s outbreak in the Midwest, including at least one EF-4 tornado packing winds between 166-200mph.
Active weather associated with a vigorous area of low pressure has raced across the mid-west and portions of the Great Lakes and will continue to do so throughout Sunday evening.
Fog is dense across the area with visibility down to 1/4 mile recently at BWI.
An east to southeast flow off of the Atlantic is helping to bring an abundance of low level moisture which has caused some patchy drizzle and fog to develop.
We bottomed out in the mid 20s early Wednesday morning, but it felt more like the mid teens once you factored in the wind chill! We will be unseasonably chilly with highs only reaching into the mid 40s. This weather is more typical of what you would expect in January rather than in early/mid November.
While we don’t have to be concerned about any big storm, we do feel pretty strongly that many folks will experience their first snow flakes of the season late tonight or early tomorrow as a very potent cold front blasts through the mid-Atlantic.
As one system departs, another more potent gears up to dig in! This next system will swiftly move eastward across the country ushering in some of the coldest air of the season so far!
The big story Sunday across the Northeast and parts of the mid-Atlantic will be the gusty winds.
There is high pressure centered in western Virginia and a low pressure area up near Lake Superior.
We maxed out Sunday around 56 degrees at the airport… that’s much cooler than our high on Saturday of 68 degrees. Cooler air has moved in and it is only going to continue to get chillier!