While we enjoy some quiet weather today, there a monster storm rolling across the central U.S. It has already created hurricane-force winds and blizzard conditions. When the pressure drops at least 24 millibars (a unit of pressure) in 24 hours, then it’s deemed bombogenesis. Today it will also be responsible for possible severe weather. Here’s a link with more info: Major U.S. storm.
The strong low was created by a large clash of the air masses (among a few other things). Meanwhile, we have high pressure near our region. A warm front was lifting up from the south.
We’ll have a very nice day with high temperatures warming to near 70 this afternoon. Winds will increase out of the south at 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 20 mph. It will be cooler on the Eastern Shore and near the shore due to the colder water temps. Humidity should stay fairly low.
Tomorrow we’ll have a stronger southerly breeze. Gusts could be up to 30 mph. This will allow some deeper moisture to push up from the south. So there will be more clouds. We could see some isolated showers from the late morning until the mid afternoon. Then we’ll have some scattered showers and a few thunderstorms later in the day.
High temps will rise to the upper 70s, and it’s possible that we could have a couple of 80s in the region. that will depend on whether we get some brief clearing or not. This will be ahead of the cold front which will move through late Friday night. It should move offshore by Saturday morning.
I’m still optimistic that the rain will move out by Saturday morning for the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Ocean View. We’ll cool down to the upper 50s on Saturday, but I still have some hope that we’ll hit 60. Either way we’ll dry out through the day.
Then we’ll be dry and chilly on Sunday. Highs will be near 50. We’ll basically be dry and cool early next week. Highs will be in the 40s and 50s. Lows will be in the 30s. The GFS model tries to bring in some light precip on Tuesday, but the European model is dry at that time. Stay tuned for updates.
I do have one national story that I wanted to share. There has been a lot of talk about 5G lately when it comes to telecommunications. Well, it seems that developing technology will compete with some of the bandwith that NOAA uses to disseminate their weather data. A new FCC proposed policy could create some interference with the NOAA data. Here is the article with more information: 5G could interfere with NOAA data.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler