Wednesday March 17 2021
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! You may encounter some damp weather this morning with drizzle and patchy fog. That is thanks to an east wind in place. A lot more rain is on the way Thursday as we track a larger storm that will bring severe storm outbreaks over the next two days.
Do you remember the Red Flag Warnings lat weekend, with wild fire danger? Well, we need this rain and between 1 and 2 inches are expected! We may get in on the thunderstorms Thursday, especially in southern Maryland and perhaps Delaware. Then, a band of slushy snow will arrive with end this event on Friday morning.
Severe Storm Risk Today
Mississippi will be ground zero for long track supercell storms and a High Risk for tornadoes.
Thursday: Severe Storm Potential
The worst weather is expected from Georgia to North Carolina. Tornadoes and large hail possible. The northern edge of thunderstorms will reach into Maryland and maybe Delaware.
Forecast Snapshot: Central Maryland
Afternoon Temperature Forecast
- Normal High in Baltimore: 54ºF
- Record High in Baltimore: 84ºF in 1945
Storm Forecast Animation
Heavy rain is expected Thursday as Low Pressure passes through. This will end with a band of snow on Friday morning.
Severe Storm Potential Thursday
Friday Morning Snow
For places that get the snow to fall before sunrise, there may be a coating of slushy snow on the grass. Most roads should remain wet, but we will watch the higher elevations closely.
Snow showers are expected to reach farther south after sunrise.
This may be winter’s last gasp. The warmer air returns next week and appears to have staying power.
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