Updated on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 2:50 pm. By Meteorologist Heidi Werosta
Wednesday Night: Rain showers and heavy rain at times. About 0.50" of rain expected. Rain begins to diminish and become scattered late in the morning. Warm. Low: 43-47°. Wind: SW 5-15 mph.
Thursday: A few early morning showers giving way to partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. Winds breezy at times. High: 57-62°. Wind: NW 10-20 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low: 35-40°. Wind: NW/W 5-10 mph.
Friday: Partly cloudy. High: 44-49°. Wind: N 2-8 mph.
Good Afternoon Delmarva! The temperatures this afternoon are on a warming trend. Earlier this morning they were in the lower 30s -- perfect conditions for snow -- but now they are rising into the 40s and we will be nearing 50 degrees by midnight. We will continue to see the rain/snow line move north as the temperatures warm up. The rain does continue into the overnight hours.
Rain will be the highlight tonight with an additional 0.50" of rain expected -- by the time this system is all said and done. Overnight, the temperatures will rise, but there is a short time period where the temperatures will fall into the mid 40s. The overall cold front doesn't come across Delmarva until the late morning hours on Thursday. Highs on Thursday have the potential to reach 60 degrees, but then once we head into Thursday night we do fall back into the mid to upper 30s. Skies to do remain mostly to partly cloudy with a cooler Friday.
As we get closer to the weekend -- another rain storm arrives. This system is developing along the west coast and this will bring in warmer temperatures and rain showers for Saturday and Sunday and some of it can be heavy at times. Once this storm passes, cooler air arrives and so do the winds. The forecast for the extended outlook becomes tricky with the temperatures since several models are not on agreement with another, but they are indication 40s and 50s.
An average high for mid February is 48 degrees and a low at 29.
Snow to Start...Changing to Rain, Windy
Showers Early, Partly Cloudy PM, Windy
Partly - Mostly Sunny
Mostly Cloudy, PM Showers Possible, Breezy
Showers Possible, Mostly Cloudy PM, Windy
Mostly Sunny, Breezy
Partly to Mostly Cloudy