Any branches damaged by snow and ice this winter are down now thanks to Mother Nature’s pruning mechanism.
The Frederick County fire marshal is banning all outdoor burning due to dry, windy conditions.
Parts of Maryland are seeing some snow. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Garrett and Allegany Counties until 7 p.m. Tuesday. Two to four inches of snow are expected there, but the rest of Maryland will most likely see flurries, if anything at all.
Some sun Friday and temperatures in the afternoon should mostly be in the mid 50s. This makes it about as cool as Thursday was, but it will not be as windy.
Temperatures are a bit below the normal high of 36 degrees for this date, but we’re not bone-chilling cold.
It will still be windy all day long. Temperatures start off close to 60 and fall in the 40s in most places by mid-afternoon.
A wind advisory is in effect for Baltimore and surrounding counties until 6 p.m. Thursday.
The heavy rain and thunderstorms moved away Sunday, while the clouds and spotty showers hung tough in a few areas. That has kept our temperatures down again, but we still topped out at 60 degrees which again is above the average of 57 degrees.
Our area will see a bigger threat than usual for the spread of wildfires.
In case you didn’t notice, a cold front has definitely made its way through Maryland.
Temperatures that have been quite mild overnight (at least for the third week in October) are going to hold nearly steady for a while before they start to slowly fall this afternoon.
It will be turning much cooler Friday night behind that front with some clearing possible late. Winds out of the west and southwest Saturday could gust as high as 30 or 35 mph as somewhat cooler air spreads out across the region.