This week has started with multiple Freeze Warnings across Maryland. That is unusual in our state for two reasons.
First, the (very windy) frontal blasts we have seen early this month have indeed brought in unseasonably cold air.
However, the other primary reason it has been unusual to see Freeze Warnings in early April; the "growing season" actually started early this year in the Mid-Atlantic. That's because we are actually coming out of one of the warmest months of March on record (Top 10 warmest all time in some locations)!
In fact, across Maryland in March, temps were nearly seven degrees above normal on average throughout March.
However, we have promptly flipped that warm pattern as we have kicked off April! Not only have we seen multiple days well below average, but even more rare "April snow" will be possible this upcoming weekend as a new area of coastal low pressure spins up. This will once again help pull in a very cold wind, and will mean eventually that chilly rain could change over to wet snow on Saturday evening!
In the meantime, stay tuned, keep that jacket handy, and don't forget all those unusually warm days we got to enjoy back in March!