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Windy Wednesday!

Hold on tight to your hat...
Posted at 11:18 AM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 11:18:31-04

A cold front moves through later today, but rain is not really the concern... it's more about the winds! Ahead of the cold front that drops in from the northwest, WSW winds will increase through the afternoon and early evening hours. It's all thanks to the low pressure system to our north and the exiting high pressure system to our south.

Throughout the day, you can expect to feel wind gusts anywhere from 25-35 mph or even greater at times. The strongest wind gusts will be across our north and eastern counties and over higher elevations! It will still feel quite breezy around southern Maryland so hold tight to your hat!

Behind the cold front, winds will begin to relax a bit but there will be a slight breeze into Thursday morning and during the afternoon hours. It certainly won't be as gusty on Thursday as it is today.

Eventually, winds will shift out of the northwest tonight behind the exiting cold front that moves off to our southeast. This will advect cooler air into the region for the end of the work week and bring us back to more seasonal levels, with highs in the low-70s. Temperatures on Thursday will be about 10 degrees cooler than today. High pressure will allow dry weather to prevail for the rest of the work week and for the start of the upcoming weekend!