The sun decided to show itself after a cloudy and dreary first day of 2021. People have been out and about taking it all in across central Maryland and even the by the shore! Temperatures are quite mild and will top out into the mid-50s later today...what a treat! Get outside and take that walk because we have wet weather and cooler temperatures on the horizon.
Clouds increase tonight as a storm system aims straight for us. Low pressure will begin to ride up across the Carolinas tomorrow morning, pushing rain and possibly even a wintry mix into northwestern parts of Maryland. Moisture looks to arrive by daybreak and will likely linger through Sunday afternoon/early evening before tapering off to the northeast Sunday night.
While most of the precipitation that falls will be in the form of rain, temperature profiles are going to make this forecast a bit tricky for areas north and west of the metro. There is a chance of a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain/drizzle across higher terrain west of I-83 Sunday morning and afternoon as temperatures struggle to get out of the low to mid-30s. Roads will be wet and a bit slick for friends in Carroll county and westward. Be mindful of that if you do have any travel plans.
Models indicate that rainfall totals will range between .25-1" with higher amounts in and around the city and along the Eastern Shore. Bring out the rain jacket for Sunday! We will continue to keep an eye on this over the next 12-24 hours.