Getting to lunch may have been a struggle for some Terps, as gusty showers rolled through campus between Noon and 1PM. Even though we saw a quick shower, the main story of the day was the strong, western winds associated with a cold front moving through the region. The winds were so strong in fact that the NWS hoisted a Wind Advisory, which ends at 7PM tonight. Although the weather was poor during the day, things should clear up and begin to calm down for the evening.
Clouds should gradually clear out of the area during the evening, with winds calming after the cold front moves through. Expect temperatures to drop into the mid to low 30’s, with breezy conditions keeping wind chills even colder. Winds will calm to 10-20 mph, backing out of the west. Precipitation should not be an issue and we may even see some peaks at the near full moon tonight. Terps heading out tonight should pack a coat; it may be too cold for just a sweater!
Thursday will be quite the departure from today, with sunny skies dominating the majority of the day. Temperatures should climb into the low to mid 50’s, with a lingering western breeze from today’s cold front. Winds should calm gradually throughout the day, becoming light by the evening. Precipitation should stay far away, making for a beautiful Spring day.
Friday will bring even warmer temperatures and a chance for rain. Enjoy the spring like weather while it lasts, as global forecasting models are pointing towards this weekend as a window where the DMV could see some snow. Yes, snow in April. Details are still being worked out and will continue to be for the next couple of days. Nevertheless, be prepared for an April weekend that could appear to be one from January!