Blue skies are going to cloud up
That's not how the old song goes, but the as the high pressure system that's brought us these sunny skies slides off toward the east tonight and tomorrow, we will see increasing cloudiness ahead of a low approaching from the west. And by Wednesday night we will be starting a three-day stretch of cloudy weather with a good chance for rain and showers before sunshine returns on Sunday. Where did I leave that umbrella?
Glass-half-full types will note that these cold temperatures - about 5 degrees below the long-term averages - will begin to rise after today. We should be seeing highs in the low 60s again by Friday. Overnight lows will recover from the 30s to the 40s. I was outdoors on assignment all day yesterday and into the evening. It was 35 degrees in the woods of Allegany County and it took me all night under an electric blanket and a quilt to warm up.
Joe Bastardi, up at AccuWeather.com, says all this cool weather and storminess in some parts of the country are in keeping with his forecast of a colder, snowier winter this year as we return to a more "normal" winter pattern after several mild ones for our region. Read more here.
In the meantime, enjoy the almost-full moon tonight, if you can, before the clouds sock us in completely. True "full" isn't reached until 1:18 a.m. Wednesday morning. This would be the Hunter's Moon, the Frost or Beaver Moon, the second full moon after the Fall Equinox. Moon rise in Baltimore comes early, at 3:33 p.m. The sun sets at 4:55 p.m.