Drizzle, rain, showers ... and a peek at the sun
The snowflakes that fell on the WeatherDeck Wednesday night melted away on contact, and forecasters say we might slip a few hours of sunshine into our day on Friday. And Sunday actually looks sunny, with a high in the mid-50s.
But that's about all the good news we can find in the seven-day forecast this Thursday morning. Most of the memo reads like some sort of cold, cloudy waterpark adventure: "Drizzle, then rain ... Chance of showers ... increasing clouds ... a chance of showers and thunderstorms ... a low around 36 ... mostly cloudy."
The problem is a series of low-pressure systems traveling across the region, and the wedge of cold air still being pumped into the northeast by that high over Quebec. If this were January (or, if we lived in New England), we'd be shoveling snow and ice instead of just longing for sunshine and green grass and blossoms.
Anyway, last night's bout of rain and sleet and snow has moved out to sea. The next low will bring us more rain late today and tonight, with as much as an inch of new rain possible by Friday morning.
Once THAT disturbance moves on to New England, forecasters say we'll get a brief glimpse of sunshine Friday afternoon before the NEXT one passes through with more showers after midnight Saturday.
The sun should come back after that rain moves off Saturday morning. Highs could reach the mid-50s on Saturday before dropping back to the mid-30s overnight.
Sunday promises to be the best-and-only nice day of the entire stretch, with sunny skies and highs in the mid-50s, if the forecast holds up.
Enjoy it, because rain chances return Sunday night into Monday as the next storm system moves in. We could add thunderstorms on Tuesday as temperatures reach the upper 60s, briefly. Wednesday looks partly sunny from here, in the 50s. That's still cooler than the norms for Baltimore in early April.
AccuWeather.com sees no satisfying end to the unseasonably cold weather.