Tuesday February 23 – Rain is moving in this morning and will be with us most of the day. This is phase one of a two part system that will bring us a very active few days of weather. The storm track will be to our west, bringing in warm and unstable air Wednesday with the risk of severe storms tracking into Maryland. Today however, will be just a chilly rain with heavier bands in southern Maryland as shown in the radar simulation below. The action will build along the Gulf Coast with a tornado outbreak today that moves into the Mid Atlantic in a diminished form tomorrow. The same storm will bring heavy snow to the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes. There is still winter to be had, just not here until colder air returns behind the storm at the end of the week.