Wednesday Dec 28 – Temperatures have dropped back closer to normal as today starts chilly and will end in the 40s instead of the 60s like yesterday. The next storm will arrive just before daybreak. As if often the case early in winter, the best chance for snow will be north and west of Baltimore where it is colder away from the Bay. Only a few hours of potential snow with a trace of stickage, then thawing during the day. Colder air and very strong winds will follow Friday, bringing snow showers into central Maryland. Then we watch the pattern begin to flip colder as the next storm will help develop some blocking in the North Atlantic. Faith in the 2017 Flakes.  See more below.

Storm Track:  Simulated Radar —> slider

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Morning Lows


Afternoon Highs



Snow Potential: National Weather Service Regional Maps





Snow Showers Friday

Upper level energy (vorticity) will bring some of the Lake Effect snow showers across the mountains mid day Friday. There could be enough for a quick coating in spots.

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Pattern Change

Some ice ahead of the next storm in the New Year


Developing North Atlantic Block Next Week

As the next storm cranks up across the North Atlantic, it will help to buckle the jet stream pushing warmer air towards Greenland. This allows the colder air to dive south with as a digging trough moves across the eastern US.

Temperature Outlook


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Also See:

My Winter Outlook for 2016-2017: Colder with snow spread out more

Maryland Winters

NOAA Winter Outlook for 2016 to 2017

La Nina Formed: What it could mean to our winter

Farmers Almanacs Split On Cold And Snow

Extreme Weather of 2015 balanced out on both ends

Low Snow Winters In Baltimore: Records Might Surprise You

NOAA Ranks Blizzard 2016 4th Worst Snowstorm On Record

Blizzard 2016 Record Top Snowstorm: Area Totals