Clouds and showers ahead
Weak lows, creeping warm fronts and scattered showers dominate the forecasts this morning as April continues to do what it is supposed to do. The most promising day for outdoor activities looks like Friday - the only day on the 7-day forecast with "sunny" in the box for Baltimore .
Today and tomorrow we can expect a risk of showers as a weak low-pressure system drifts across Virginia toward the coast. It's not clear how much rain will make it as far north as Baltimore. Most of it will be closely wrapped around the low to our south. But you may need to run the intermittent wipers a bit.
The low will leave the region pretty damp overnight, with a chance for fog to develop tonight and early tomorrow. But then high pressure will move in briefly, forecasters say, drying things out for Friday.
Rain chances pick up again for the weekend and on into next week as a warm front drifts toward the mid-Atlantic. Scattered showers to our south on Saturday may increase and move our way by Sunday. Low pressure over the Great Lakes by early next week would keep us under gray skies, with a continuing risk of showers as we enter the final week of April.
Temperatures will remain seasonable throughout this period, with daytime highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s. And that should keep our energy bills relatively low for a while longer.
(SUN PHOTO/Amy Davis, April 2007)