Updated: 4:50 PM
Friday, January 18, 2019
by WBOC Meteorologist Dan Satterfield:
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 33-34°. Wind: N 3-11 mph.
Saturday: Becoming cloudy with rain developing toward dark. Rising temperatures through the night. High 50°+ Wind: E 6-14 mph.
Saturday Night: Rain likely with rising temperatures into the mid 50's by daybreak. Increasingly windy. Wind: SE/S 11-26 mph.
Sunday: Rain early then turning sharply colder after 10 AM. Temperatures plunging to freezing by early afternoon with sleet and snow showers at times. High 56 before 9 AM, falling to the 20's by dark. Wind: NW 19-39 gusting to over 46 mph.
FORECAST DISCUSSION: Another cold night is on the way, with partly cloudy skies and a light north wind. Look for milder air by Saturday evening ahead of a strong Arctic cold front. Highs will reach 46° Saturday afternoon as a southerly wind increases in the later afternoon. Rain is likely Saturday evening with temperatures rising overnight to the mid 50's by sunrise Sunday! An Arctic front will pass around 9 AM Sunday and temps. will plunge into the low 30's by Noon and be in the 20's with wind chills near 10 by dark. There may be some sleet and snow showers in the evening. Temperatures will be below 15 degrees by sunrise Monday, with wind chills well below zero. Highs Monday will not reach much above 20° over Delmarva.
In the longer range, it will stay very cold Tuesday as well, with highs in the low 30's. Highs will jump back into the upper 40's Wednesday with rain in the evening. Colder weather will begin to return late next week with much colder air over the next weekend. A very cold and perhaps snowy weather pattern will develop and likely last into February.
An average high for mid-January is 44 degrees and a low at 26.
Chance of Showers Early, Partly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy, Chance of Rain Late, Breezy
Rain early. Chance of Wintry Mix late. Plunging temps. Very Windy!
Snow Flurries Early, Mostly Sunny, Windy, Wind Chills Below Zero
Partly to Mostly Cloudy, Chance of Rain, Windy
Mostly Cloudy, Chance of Wintry Mix, Windy