Soaking Rain Wednesday; First Flakes In The Mountains

Up to 1" of rain Wednesday with our first frost..
Soaking Rainfall Arrives
Posted at 11:03 PM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 23:25:03-04

After a picture perfect day today we have one more to go before things start to change weather-wise. Highs today surged well in the 70s despite a start in the upper 40s. Temperature swings like this of course can pose some problems in what to wear for the day as you could start with a sweatshirt and end the day in short sleeves.

This sort of dilemma will be likely once again Tuesday although temperatures will closer to seasonal norms. Highs should be around 70 degrees with a start once again close to 50. Sunny skies will prevail with clouds increasing late as the front pulls in from the west and coastal low rolls moisture up from the Outer Banks.

Wednesday brings much needed rainfall and the start of a transitioning weather pattern. Much needed rain is back in the forecast mid to late Wednesday morning through Wednesday afternoon with 0.5"-1"+ expected.

Now this won't cure of us of the moderate drought but will really help us out since the last time we had over 1" of rain on a given day was August 22, 2019. Thank the front and coastal low that is likely to become a nor'easter for all the wet weather fun.

Winds will crank up behind the front ushering colder air in come Thursday. Gusts could approach 30-40mph out of the northwest giving us highs in the upper 50s and low 60s by Thursday afternoon with highs only in the 30s out across the mountains of Maryland.

Some upslope snowflakes could even fly out that way early Thursday morning with any leftover moisture in the area. The wind calms late Thursday night which means the concern for frost even right here in Baltimore. The same can be said for Friday and Saturday as high pressure parks overhead. High temperatures on both of those days will at least rebound back close to 70 degrees.

Even warmer air Sunday before our next chance of rain early next week. Stay tuned as this forecast is likely to change depending on how cold the air really is behind the front. The fun of Fall!!!