Cold Thursday, then a big warmup
We may even see some more snow showers tonight before all these little disturbances clear away. But forecasters at Sterling don't think any snowfall we see will amount to even as much as we had this morning.
Temps won't reach 30 degrees here Thursday, if the forecast holds up. But as the weekend approaches and the high moves off to our east, we'll come into a return flow from the south, warming things up sharply for the weekend and into next week.
Highs should settle in the 50s by Saturday, and hold there through mid-week. That's about 10 degrees above the norms for this time of year at BWI-Marshall. Nighttime lows won't even reach freezing.
Forecasters see no prospects for snow in the long-range forecast with those sorts of temperatures. Friday through Wednesday should remain largely sunny.
That said, we are still in February, and as I keep repeating, half of Baltimore's 10 biggest snowstorms ever have struck between Feb. 11 and 18.
In that vein, here is a link to the Eastern US Weather Forums site, where Jim Hughes has been holding court on his predictions for a snowstorm on Valentine's Day. Hughes is a former DC-area (now West Virginia) resident and amateur weather analyst who has made some accurate predictions based on ocean temperature and solar activity patterns. He's also struck out a few times, as all forecasters do. See what you think.