Friday April 1 2016 – Please let me start by saying I would never joke about the weather, so check the April Fools fear at the door. We start today near 70°F and could get close to 80°F. That comes with the price tag of showers this morning and developing thunderstorms. NOAA has a slight risk of severe storms including southern Maryland and the lower Eastern Shore. The risk of showers will be highest late morning, but some could still pop up this afternoon. The weekend gets interesting: Rain will linger Saturday, then a strong clipper will bring strong winds and possibly snow showers Saturday night. A High Wind Watch is in effect for Sunday. Then Opening Day brings another system and the timing is speeding up.
Note: April is a wild month with Baltimore:
- Average a high of 59°F on the 1st to 70°F on the 30th.
- Extremes: April 18th holds the record high and low. Hottest was 94°F in 1896; Coldest high temp was 34°F in 1875
- Most snow: 9.4″ on April 1 in 1924
Here is a quick look at the maps