Saturday February 25 – A strong cold front will pass through today and sweep out this pre-spring airmass. Temperatures area already into the 60s, and will jump up ahead of the mid day storms. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Slight Risk that they may turn severe for our region. This means winds could gust over 58 mph, and hail could reach 1 inch in diameters. A very slight risk of an isolated tornado. The timeline in the radar simulation below shows the prime time of daily heating. The temperature outlook suggests 70s with 60s along the Bay. This suggests a southeast wind feeding into the storms, which usually enhancing the potential strength as they pass between the mountains and I-95.
Note: Temps will get cooler, but today is the anniversary of the hottest February day on record in Baltimore.
Feb 25 1930: 83°F *Hottest for the month
These maps help show the timing and change on the way. These will be fast moving storms, and the cold snap Sunday will be quick was well. Another warm up next week, then a change to the winter pattern for March. Yes, some snow shows up on our weather maps at the end of next week.
Radar Simulation ––> slider HRRR Model
Most likely time for storms wil be within a few hours of noon.