Not expecting a washout this weekend

Heavy rain and gusty winds return...
Weekend Storm System
Posted at 11:02 PM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 23:04:11-05

We finally made it to the weekend and it looks like another round rain is on our forecast. This round will be a bit more substantial compared to what we experience late Friday morning into the afternoon hours. No need to fear the need of rain gear though for the beginning of your Saturday morning into the afternoon because plenty of dry time will be available for any of those activities outdoors. A weak area of departing high pressure will still be sliding east holding the rain off until the late afternoon and early evening hours making this "NOT A WASHOUT" situation by any means.

Rain looks to arrive after 4-5pm Saturday and continue through at least 7am Sunday. Some of the rain will be heavy at times as low pressure comes up and over top of the area. Rainfall amounts will be on the order of 0.5"-1"+ with 1-3" of snow expected on the back end in those Western Maryland mountains above 2,500 feet.

Flooding should not be an issue but poor drainage issues cannot be ruled out especially with the recent leaf drop. We actually do need the rain as we sit over 2" below average for the month of November and nearly 4" below the average for the year. Drought is not a concern as of the latest report this past Thursday thanks to the recent rains of October and upcoming rain this weekend ahead.

Rain departs the area by mid Sunday morning with sunshine showing up for the afternoon. Wind will become the issue then with gusts of 30-40 mph expected and temps back around 50 degrees. Even warmer air moves in Monday and Tuesday as highs surge toward 60 degrees under plentiful sunshine. Our next storm system moves in for the biggest travel day of the year Wednesday with just a few showers and high temperatures above 60 degrees. Thanksgiving Thursday as it stands now brings temperatures in the 40s and very windy conditions Stay tuned!!