A frosty start this Monday morning with many locations at or below freezing. Sunshine though warmed us up nicely with high temperatures topping out at seasonable levels before the sun set a little after 5pm.
It's still a bit of a challenge getting use to going home in the dark but a sign that inter is less than 48 days out which means quick cooling during the evening hours and even shorter days to come.
Light breezes and relatively dry conditions for most make for perfect conditions to do a little fall cleanup in the yard or to maybe even take a voting lunch break outdoors. Rain showers look to be an issue on the Eastern Shore briefly in the morning from Annapolis over to Easton and down to Ocean CIty.
Rain should not last all day and showers look relatively light to moderate heading into the mid afternoon. A sprinkle cannot be ruled out here in Baltimore as the front pulls in from the west but most locations get away dry with extra clouds in the skies above.
Wednesday brings on weak high pressure before our next front moves on in. This next front looks to provide us with a little rain and our first real blast of cold air. High temperatures will go from right around 60 degrees Thursday to the low 40s for highs on Friday.
The last time we had a high temperature at or below 50 degrees in Baltimore was April 2nd, 2019 where we hit a high of 49 degrees. Rain looks to be the predominate precip type since the cold air doesn't get here in time. We could end with a few snowflakes north and west of Baltimore early Friday morning but most locations see NO WINTRY WEATHER AT ALL!!! The best location to see any snow would be out toward Garrett County, Maryland but even there accumulations look meager based upon the current track and placement of energy.
Rain and snow showers taper before sun up Friday morning while the cold winds kick in. Highs in the 40s with wind chills in the 30s Friday afternoon and evening making for some of the coldest air of the season. Overnight lows Friday night into Saturday morning will be down in the 20s which means heavy jackets and blankets for those heading to high school football games underneath the lights.
The chill continues into Saturday but at least there will be less wind. High temperatures remain in the 40s before a brief warm-up Sunday and the next shot of more impressive cold air shortly after that.
Time to get those winter weather layers in gear for the long season ahead. Stay warm folks. At least it's not snowing yet. Stay tuned!!