Showers Linger Through Saturday Morning, Temperatures Return To Normal Next Week

Another Severe Weather Risk For The South
Posted at 6:48 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 18:48:50-04

Showers began moving into the area Friday afternoon...and another round of rain is expected overnight into Saturday morning as a relatively weak cold front slides through the area. The good news-- there isn't a lot of instability associated with this front and limited moisture, so no concern for severe weather or flooding. Most locations will get around a quarter of a inch of rain, with areas to the north and west possibly picking up as much as a half inch.


Unfortunately a weak cold front equals another day of unseasonably cool temperatures. I think most of the area will hover in the mid 50s Saturday afternoon-- which will make the 5th consecutive unseasonably cool day in Baltimore. As of Friday here's where the month of April stands:


So Saturday will bring the total to 9 afternoons below the seasonal average, which will tie the unseasonably warm afternoons. Not hard to believe, right? Think of the days you can jog around the lake in shorts... compared to the days you have to wear a jacket to hit the grocery store-- it's been about equal! Looking at the next few days, we're going to continue the tug of war, but the trend is upwards! I think we'll even hit the 70s again before its all over!


We will keep our friends and neighbors to the south in our thoughts and prayers as they gear up for another round of severe weather --- 1 week after the Easter 2020 Tornado Outbreak that produced (at last count) 105 tornadoes.. including one in Caroline County and one in Carroll County.