Frost Advisories are now in place for all of Central Maryland and the Eastern Shore as low temperatures take a dive close to freezing early Friday morning. Clear skies and light winds will allow temperatures to tumble pretty quickly into the overnight hours leading to the need for the ice scrapers before heading off on that early commute.
If you have plants outdoors in pots try to bring them inside to protect them from the killing frost. If your plants are in the ground cover them with a light cloth or tarp to keep them warm. Lows especially north of the city with range from 30-36 degrees in such places as Jarrettsville, Taneytown, Frederick, Cecilton, and Cockeysville. South of Baltimore lows will range from 34-38 degrees with slightly warmer conditions along the Bay and down the Eastern Shore.
Another push of frosty air looks to move in here come Saturday into Sunday. This push looks to be a bit colder as winds crank out of the northwest upwards of 30-40 mph giving us wind chill factors in the upper 20s by late Sunday afternoon unfortunately for the Ravens game at 4:05pm.
In the mountains of Maryland we could even see our first accumulating snow of the season as northwest winds gather extra moisture against the mountains to deposit it as snow mainly on the grassy elevated surfaces.
The cold starts to moderate at the beginning of next week before another slug late Tuesday into Wednesday which could be our next shot at a frost or freeze across the area.