Brian's exclusive forecast for Annapolis: Mostly sunny and very warm today with a high in the low to mid 80s. Mostly clear and mild overnight with a low in the lower 60s. Clouds and sun on Saturday with a high in the mid 80s. Looking ahead, Sunday will feature clouds and sun with highs in the low to mid 80s and overnight lows in the low 60s. Monday will be cooler with highs in the mid to upper 70s along with a good chance of rain showers.
While parts of the country are experiencing wintery conditions today with heavy snow and strong winds, the East Coast will bask under sunshine and temperatures more reflective of the middle of summer than early autumn. High pressure will ensure that our weather remains unseasonably warm as we reach the mid 80s again today under a mostly sunny sky. A weak cold front will approach the area from the west, but the front will have little impact on the area other than a few clouds on Friday and Saturday. As the ridge of high pressure moves to our east this weekend, a more southerly flow around the high will bring an increase in both temperatures and humidity. Consequently, on Saturday and Sunday we will experience highs in the middle 80s with overnight lows only dropping into the lower 60s. Low pressure moving through the Great Lakes will drag a cold front through the region by Monday. There are indications that moisture will stream northward ahead of the front and into the Chesapeake area, providing much-needed rainfall. Cooler temperatures will accompany the rainfall on Monday with highs expected to be in the mid to upper 70s.
On the Maryland portion of Chesapeake Bay, no advisories are in effect today. Winds today will come out of the south at less than 10 knots with waves one foot or less. Winds tonight will come out of the south at less than 10 knots with waves one foot or less. Winds on Saturday will come out of the south at less than 10 knots with waves one foot or less. Marine weather information is provided only as a guide. Boaters should always stay tuned to the latest forecasts and advisories from the National Weather Service.
The average high temperature for October 4 is 71 degrees and the average low is 50. The records at Baltimore on this date are 92 degrees in 1954 and 31 degrees in 1974. Weather data courtesy of the National Weather Service. For more weather updates, please visit my Chesapeake Bay Weather page on Facebook, and if you're heading to Ocean City feel free to check out my Ocean City MD Weather page on Facebook. You can also follow me on Twitter @chesbayweather.