Updated on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 7:15 am. By Meteorologist Heidi Werosta
Sunday: Heavy rain for the morning and a few showers in the early afternoon then turning mostly to partly cloudy late evening. High temperatures will actually be in the morning then temperatures start to plummet before noon. By 6 pm, temperatures will be below 30 degrees. Winds also increasing. Feels like the single digits by sunset. High: 53-56° (in the morning) then falling to 30-35° by 4 pm. Wind: NW 20-45+ mph.
Sunday Night: Windy! A few lingering showers and temperatures continuing to drop. Wind chills will feel like its -10 to 0° by morning. Low: 9-13°. Wind: NW 20-45 mph.
Monday: Bitterly cold and windy! Few clouds. Feels like near zero to the single digits throughout the day. High: 18-24°. Wind: NW 20-35 mph.
Monday Night: Cold and winds slowly decreasing. Wind Chill near zero or the single digits. Low: 12-17°. Wind: NW 5-15 mph.
Good morning Delmarva! The temperatures this morning are generally in the 50s with a few 40s in the north because the front is pushing through that is allowing us to have a big temperature contrast (temperatures will be plummeting through today). We also saw heavy rain showers overnight, and the rain is leaving the area, on average about an inch of rain feel throughout Delmarva. Through today we will only see a few showers since that front is clearing out the rain. That's just for the morning. The big story today will be the bitterly cold temperatures moving in.
We will see a plunge in temperatures come this afternoon. As mentioned, temperatures now are in the 50s, but by 6 pm... we will be in the upper 20s. The winds will be increasing as Arctic air moves in. Winds will be coming out of the northwest and remain sustained at 20-45 mph. Gusts of 50 mph are possible. When you factor in the bitterly cold temperatures and the winds for this evening it will feel like temperatures are in the single digits. As we head into the overnight hours... the temperatures continue to drop... to near 10 degrees and by sunrise with the strong winds it will feel like it's nearly 10 degrees below zero (-10 degrees). Over the next 24 hours we are expected to have a near 50 degree drop. This Arctic air will be sticking around for Monday as highs will stay near 20 degrees (feels like the single digits). Monday night, the winds will start diminishing and the skies clearing out... to a lot of sun on Tuesday and highs reach into the mid 30s.
Highs on Wednesday may be in the 50s, because we are seeing another system developing, but the models are not in agreement with this upcoming storm when it comes to timing for the middle of the week. The rain could start Wednesday evening and last into Friday morning... but this will likely change between now and then. And at this time it also does look like it will be rain with a possible wrap around of light snow showers... but remember this will change. Beyond the next system, Arctic air does look like it will be settling in again.
An average high for mid January is 44 degrees and a low at 26.
Rain early. Plunging temps. Very Windy!
Clearing Skies, Windy, Wind Chills Below Zero
Partly to Mostly Cloudy, Chance of Rain Late, Windy
Rain and Wind
Possible AM Showers, Mostly Sunny, Windy
Few Clouds, Breezy