Monday, February 11, 2013

Despite our proximity to this large low pressure system crossing the Great Lakes today, we spend much of the day under the influence of mild, sunny weather! This is thanks to dry air intrusion into the southeastern sections of the low pressure center. With surface winds still southwesterly, plenty of warm air continues to rush into our area this morning. This warming trend will cease and desist later today as low pressure pushes eastward into New England this evening and overnight. This will allow the return of moisture to our northernmost counties tonight. Lows will dip into the low 30s and we'll likely see a dusting of snow by Tuesday morning.  We'll also get in on some strong gusty winds, especially along our ridge tops this evening. Sustained winds at 20-30 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH have triggered a wind advisory for Garrett, Preston and Tucker counties until 7 PM tonight. Mixed precip is on tap for Wednesday night/Thursday as the next disturbance crosses south and east of our area.