Monday January 4 2021

A Dense Fog Advisory has been issued for Frederick and down the mountains, but areas of thick fog  have been reported in some metro areas.  This really is a function of where it was cloudy or clear last night.  If it was clear, then it got colder, where fog formed. But where it was cloudy, temps remained warmer and there is likely no fog.

sunrise January 4


The concern is that temperatures have also dropped below freezing in some of these locations forming ice on the pavement. It is not widespread, but it is out there and causing accidents.

The areas of noted ice this morning have been across Frederick, Montgomery, and Howard Counties in Maryland. But there may be other spots that are isolated.  Keep a close eye on your car thermometer. But all will improve by 9 AM.

The next features we will track: Flurries or snow showers tomorrow, a near pass of light snow Friday, and a larger winter event next week.


Dense Fog Advisory/Visibility

January 4 weather fog visibility



January 4 weather temperatures Monday morning



January 4 weather temperatures Monday morning



Afternoon Forecast 

January 4 weather temperatures Monday afternoon



Weather Snapshot


January 4 weather forecast central Maryland

Tuesday: Chance For Flurries or Snow Showers

This will begin in the morning, and a few more may pop up in the afternoon.


January 4 weather snow Tuesday morning 5 AM


January 4 weather snow Tuesday morning 7 AM



January 4 weather temperatures Tuesday morning



January 4 weather temperatures Tuesday afternoon


Looking Ahead

Most of the week will be quiet with temps near or just below average.   We will continue track this small southern system for light snow on Friday.  As of now, it looks like a miss. But given the recent events with storms verifying farther north, it’s worth paying attention to.

However, farther out a more potent storm appears to target us next Tuesday.  I hesitate to show this more than 7 days away. But it is worth noting to see if that model error is ‘a thing’ or has been corrected.


January 4 weather snow Friday


January 4 weather snow next Tuesday



Temperature Outlook 


January 4 weather temperature outlook Monday


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