Maryland Expects Clear Skies and Mild Temperatures Today, But Rainy Conditions Loom for St.
Patrick’s Day 5K
Stevie Daniels brought viewers of Good Morning Maryland up to speed with the latest weather conditions today.
Overall, satellite and radar images indicated a stable atmosphere in Dundalk and surrounding areas.
The calm winds were a welcome relief after the strong gusts of previous days.
Temperatures this morning remained in the 30s, hovering around the freezing mark in some areas such as the Inner Harbor, Essex, and Columbia.
However, clear skies were expected to bring sunshine throughout the day.
A mix of sun and clouds was predicted for the later part of the afternoon, but no significant changes in the forecast from yesterday.
The warm front located to the north would bring milder temperatures overnight, with lows only dropping to the low to mid 40s.
This would set up an area between the warm front and cold front, leading to a pick-up in winds out of the South Southwest and some rain showers building in on March 17th, St.
The rain showers were expected to develop right around midday and continue through the afternoon.
The cold front driving the rain would cross the area towards the evening, pushing offshore overnight to Saturday, March 18th.
Conditions would dry out, and there would be more sunshine heading into the weekend.
Rainfall totals were expected to be minimal, ranging from a tenth of an inch to a quarter of an inch for most spots.
However, those participating in the St.
Patrick’s Day 5K at Patterson Park were advised to wear rain gear over their outfits.
The race would begin at 6:30 pm and continue until 9 pm, with temperatures hovering in the upper 50s and lower 60s.
The seven-day forecast predicted fabulous weather for March 16th, with temperatures reaching 61 degrees.
March 17th would be even milder, with temperatures hitting 65 degrees, but with rainy conditions.
The weekend would see colder temperatures with blustery winds, but a mild start to the next week.
Overall, the weather was perfect for the first official day of spring on March 20th.