The blast of cold air has moved into our region. We started with temps in the 20s and 30s this morning, but the wind chills were in the teens and 20s. While not unheard of, it was very un-Marchlike. We’ll have a lot of sunshine today as strong high pressure builds in from the west.
In fact, the whole eastern half of the country will get to dry out for a little bit. As the high builds east it is creating a long track of northertly/northwesterly winds. This will continue to pull down cold air form Canada and the Great Lakes. So despite the strong March sunshine today, we’ll only top off in the upper 30s this afternoon. Dew points are in the teens. So it wiill be unseasonably cold and dry. Overnight we’ll have clear skies and ligher winds. So temps will likely drop down to the mid 20s with a couple of 30s near the shore. You may want to slow-drip the faucets tonight.
We’ll be dry through the day tomorrow as high pressure dominates the regional weather. Skies will become partly cloudy. We’ll lose the stronger breeze. So high temps should be able to rise into the mid 40s.
By Friday, we’ll develop a southerly wind. This will let some moisture and warmth return to the region. High temps will return to the 50s. However, we’ll have increasing clouds. We’ll also have a few scattered showers later in the day.It won’t be a washout, but some showers could arrive towards the late afternoon. We’ll be dry and mild on Saturday. Highs will be in the 50s. Then we’ll really warm up on Sunday. Highs will be in the 60s. However, we’ll have a lot of rain moving into the region. Stay tuned for updates.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler