December 1 continued the rain, and it is the start of meteorological winter, which is defined as there whole months ending on the last day of February. The astronomical start of winter is on the solstice (lowest sun angle of the year) on December 21 at 8:49 PM. It might be hard to consider that as we remain on the warmer side of the storm track after finishing a warm month. This November was the 12th warmest on record for Baltimore compared to the 15th coldest month last year. A difference for sure with credit going to El Nino.
This current storm pattern will send two waves of Low Pressure our way. The first with heavier rain this morning, eventually tapering to showers or a few dry hours this afternoon. The second wave arrives Wednesday and it will ride overhead with another surge of rain. Two radar simulations below sort out the timeline. The cold air that follows will bring snow showers to the mountains Thursday morning. Much like the Ravens win Monday night, you might have trouble believing that flakes will fall locally. But the upper level winds support some flurries reaching the northern parts of metro Baltimore. Check it out:
Simulated Radar Today:
Heavier rain mid morning through mid day.