WJZ Baltimore has issued alert days for Sunday and Monday based on the potential for significant rain and wind as a coastal storm moves across Maryland. Maryland can expect quiet weather through Saturday night, and Friday is shaping up to be lovely for this time of year.
Friday started with temperatures in the low to mid-30s. Solid sunshine will help temperatures recover into the middle to upper 50s. That’s about 10 degrees warmer than Thursday and about 10 degrees warmer than normal this time of year.
A west wind of around 10-15 mph will make it feel a couple of degrees cooler. The milder day means evening temperatures in the 40s for the last night of Hanukkah.
High pressure will control our weather through the start of the weekend. This means Marylanders will want to get outdoor activities and traveling done on Saturday if possible. We’re looking at nice weather on Saturday, with a gradual increase in clouds and highs back into the middle 50s.
A strong coastal storm will be developing in the southeastern United States on Saturday night into Sunday morning.
As the system moves up along the East Coast, it is forecast to strengthen. This means a round of steady to heavy windswept rain is likely later Sunday into the first part of Monday. So far, it looks like we could pick up 2 to 3 inches of rain, with some places seeing even higher numbers. We will likely see the bulk of the rain in an eight- to 12-hour window, so that could lead to flooding.
Winds will intensify as the low moves away, leaving us with sustained winds from 20-25 mph and gusts from 40-50 mph during the height of the storm.
Temperatures will be too high for snow or mix Sunday into Monday as winds come in off the ocean.
Colder air behind the storm means we could receive a few wind-whipped snow showers across the region on Tuesday morning. Highs on Tuesday afternoon will be in the upper 30s to lower 40s.
The weather for most of next week looks quiet and cold, with highs in the 40s.