BALTIMORE — A hint of Spring Friday with highs near 65-70 degrees. Unfortunately Spring is still 33 days out and temperatures look to come back to a sense of reality as we head off into the weekend ahead.
Friday will feature the best of both seasons. A weak cold front pushing in from the west with gusty southwesterly breezes out ahead of the boundary punching temps to around 60 degrees. The front pulls through with a few passing showers in the morning and then again in the afternoon. Winds change back to the west northwest unloading the colder air. By the time we hit Friday evening temperatures will have fallen a good 20 degrees into the 40s.
On the heels of the front is a southern sliding system for the weekend ahead. Model consensus continues to force the system south of Baltimore and Annapolis. It looks as if we could see a quick brush by Saturday morning into Saturday afternoon but nothing more than a nuisance. Southern Maryland and the Lower Delmarva have a better shot at seeing some minor accumulations.
The storm system departs by Saturday afternoon and temperature rise pretty quickly into the low 40s thawing things out. Sunday starts dry before a light wintry mix develops off to our south and west. Most locations get away dry with highs in the upper 30s and overnight lows in the 20s.
President's Day will also be dry as highs make there way back into the low to mid 40s. Our next system arrives by Tuesday next week with once again the chance for a wintry mix. This go around looks as if we will start as a mix before temperatures warm turning everything rain late Tuesday into Wednesday and even Thursday next week.
We'll continue to fine tune the details of the winter weather in the forecast during the coming days ahead. For now though prepare for another round of chilly air and take precautions as necessary. Warm layers will be the tool of choice going into the weekend ahead.