Morning Update: A Chilly and Blustery Wednesday


A strong shortwave trough will swing through the area and bring isolated precipitation throughout the morning. There is a decent chance that College Park and areas north and west could see some flakes if one of these isolated showers moves through so keep your eyes on the sky if you go outside this morning! Snow will not accumulate. After the precipitation has moved out of the area, winds will pick up significantly, blowing at 10-12 mph and gusting near 20 mph from the northwest all afternoon. The high will be around 45 but wind chills will be in the upper 30s. Partly to mostly cloudy conditions all day. 

Modeled radar imagery from the HRRR early tomorrow afternoon, you can see scattered snow showers across the region (via


Winds will calm and temperatures will drop to the upper 20’s. Skies will become mostly clear, no precipitation is expected. 


Tomorrow (Thursday): 

Clouds will build in as the day progresses but skies will clear after sunset. The high will be 47 and the low 28. Winds will blow from the southwest at 5-6 mph as an area of high pressure begins to build south of us.  No precipitation is expected.


A Look Ahead:

We will experience notable warming as a result of the previously mentioned high pressure during the rest of the work week and into the weekend. Highs will be in the upper 50’s and low 60’s with partly cloudy skies. Sunday and Monday a powerful mid-latitude system will bring over an inch of rain and drop temperatures near 20 degrees, with highs in the mid 40’s early next week.

Featured image via Matt Collins