Arctic high pressure will be bringing big time changes to the area as we head into the weekend. I know that most of us have been enjoying these temperatures that have hung out mainly in the 50s and 60s these past few weeks-- and numbers like that combined with our nearly non-existent snowfall, can easily make us forget that we are in the middle of winter. We will get a reminder of that just in time for Valentine's Day. You combine cold air with wind gusts 20+ mph, and that will have most cooking a meal at home, versus stepping out for a night on the town.
Temperatures will struggle to get into the lower 30s Friday afternoon--and by evening the feel like temperatures will already be dipping into the teens in some of our northern communities. Near the Inner Harbor, the wind chill will hover near 20° Friday night, with colder numbers expected as we head into the overnight hours.
By morning, wind chills will hover in the lower teens for most of us, with a few locations numbers in the single digits. Saturday will be coldest weekend day, with temperatures rebounding back into the upper 40s by Sunday. Instead of heavy coat, you'll need a rain coat, as rain chances return Sunday.