We made it to the divisional round of the playoffs this Saturday here in Baltimore and it feels like a winning day ahead. Weather wise the chance of rain has gone down for the game and temperatures have come up a bit more. Highs during the day for early tailgaters and Ravens rallies around the area look to touch 70 degree while game-time temps look to sit in the mid 60s if not even touching 70 degrees for a period of time.
Mostly cloudy to cloudy skies will be prevalent through much of the day with a passing shower possible and breezy conditions out of the south gusting toward 25 mph. Once again most of the game will be dry but it doesn't hurt to have the purple poncho nearby as our weather could rapidly change once we get into the late stages of the 4th quarter.
A powerful cold front looks to march into the area overnight through the wee hours of Sunday morning. The front could pack a punch with some quick moving gusty thunderstorms. This front has already had a history of producing over 300+ storm reports with the bulk being damaging winds in excess of 75-80 mph.
Here in Baltimore we area at a level 1 risk for severe weather early Sunday with isolated damaging wind gusts in excess of 30-50 mph as the primary threat. This threat though has some low confidence too it since the main energy source will have already been expended north and west of the area. Either way we will continue to monitor storms during the 1am-6am time frame Sunday morning for any severe potential. Rain will be a minimal concern with amounts below a 0.50".
The front looks to clear the area early in the day with our high temperature most likely in the early morning hours Sunday. Highs will touch close to 70 degrees challenging the old record of 70 degrees from 2017. From there temperatures look to fall slowly throughout the day with mid to upper 50s expected for the afternoon and gusty winds upward of 20-30mph. Overnight lows will fall back toward 40s degrees with highs around 50-55 degrees Monday.
Rain returns to our forecast by the middle of the week with highs once again back toward 60 degrees. Late next week is when our weather pattern changes back toward Winter with highs in the upper 30s Friday and a chance at some wintry precipitation for the weekend. The 8-14 day trends line up with this forecast suggesting additional shots of below average temperatures and above average precipitation. Now only if we get that big snowstorm already, oh wait let's enjoy this nice warm-up while we got it!!
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