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Get Ready for a Gusty & Blustery Weekend

You'll need an umbrella & a puffy coat...
Posted at 4:45 PM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 16:46:02-05

A strengthening low pressure system will glide to our south tonight. This will allow rain to increase in coverage and intensity through the overnight hours into early Saturday as the center of this weather-maker inches closer to Maryland. Some locations (mainly around southern Maryland and across Delmarva), may see total rainfall amounts up to 2" with locally higher amounts possible if training takes place (repeated areas of rain in a certain location in a short amount of time). Minor flooding is possible, given the amount of rainfall we had earlier in the week. Once this system departs late-morning and heads up the eastern seaboard to New England while rapidly strengthening, conditions turn drier by late-morning/midday across the Mid-Atlantic...but we will still feel impacts from this system even after we wave goodbye to the rain.

On the backside of the large storm system, winds will start to ramp up throughout Saturday with wind gusts ranging anywhere from 25-35 mph at times! The combination of winds veering out of the northwest and high temperatures in the mid to upper-40s, this will keep wind chills in the 30s throughout the afternoon.

It will feel even colder and more blustery heading into Sunday as northwest wind gusts clock in upwards of 20-25 mph with high temperatures below average, in the lower-40s! Wind chill values will start off in the 20s and will range in the low to mid-30s during the afternoon hours. The hot cocoa will be needed this weekend!

Temperatures do look to recover a bit later next week.