I hope everyone has been enjoying this nice warm weather lately. It's been the first extended streak of sunny weather with temperatures in the 70s and 80s since October of last year. We are still in a transition season (spring), so we still expect to see cold snaps every now and then, but they will become fewer and fewer over time. One of those cold snaps looks to occur across the peninsula by the middle of this week.
A strong cold front is currently pushing across the Midwest. It's bringing snow and windy conditions to areas such as Chicago, and it's heading our way. The image attached is from the Weather Prediction Center (WPC). It is a forecast for Tuesday evening at 8pm. At that time the cold front is expected to be just crossing Delmarva.
Scattered rain showers are possible throughout the day Tuesday, but the steady rain shouldn't begin until around noon and it will last through the evening and part of Tuesday night. There's also the chance for thunderstorms after 4pm Tuesday. Total rainfall accumulation will range between 0.50" - 1.25" across the area, with some isolated spots seeing higher amounts. The rain should end shortly after midnight Tuesday night, leading to a sunny and chilly Wednesday.
Temperatures will drop a good 25-30 degrees behind the front. Highs will only be in the 50s on Wednesday and Thursday with sunshine, and temperatures will be near 60 on Friday with partly sunny skies. Overnight lows will dip down into the 30s and 40s Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night.
Find those jackets again if you put them away because you're going to need them once again.
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