March comes to an end as the 4th warmest month on record in Baltimore with 5 days recording highs in the 70s and 80s. We now flip the page to April but instead of the warmth we are looking at much more seasonable condition. Today it was all about "Fool's Cold" with highs in the 50s and overnight lows expected in the 30s. Hey, at least we didn't have snow like the western Maryland mountains and high country of West Virginia. Now that would have been a joke!!
High temperatures don't really climb too much over the next few days with highs in the 50s to around 60 degrees. This is all do in part to a large dip in the jetstream and our recent coastal storm spinning out over the open waters of the Atlantic.
A strong blocking high pressure system up around Greenland has put us in this "cool" holding pattern keeping storms systems blocked to the south and west along with any warm air getting on in. The pattern doesn't look to break until about Sunday as the warm air slowly starts to returns. Highs will be back in the mid 60s at this point with numbers closer to 70 degrees come early next week.
Overall the weather pattern remains dry for the next 6-10 days . Temperatures are below normal during this stretch but as we hit mid April the trend will be back toward the above average side of things. In the 7 day forecast Monday and Tuesday are great examples of this. Highs will be back around 70 degrees with increasing chances for showers.
With a relatively dry weather pattern over the next several days ahead allergy sufferers beware. Tree pollen is very high right now especially Maple, Poplar, and Elm. Limited rain and warm conditions in the month of March have created an early bloom and what looks to be an extended pollen season. Look for the yellow pollen film far and wide on a neighborhood car-top near you. Stay tuned!!!