Maryland weather: Temperatures expected to dip this week after Baltimore reached record of 77 on Monday

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Baltimore broke a record high Monday, but the unseasonably warm weather won’t last long. A cold front is moving through the area, bringing strong winds and rain showers.


Scattered showers are possible overnight with a low around 39 degrees. Winds will be 10 to 18 mph with gusts reaching almost 36 mph.


As the cold front entered the region, it brought rain and thunderstorms with it. Some of the storms were severe, prompting a severe thunderstorm watch and warning across the area.

The Baltimore region broke an almost 50-year record Monday with a high temperature of 77 degrees, the National Weather Service said.

Monday’s record was first set 1974 when it reached 76 degrees, the weather service said. It is the second day in a row a temperature record was broken at BWI Marshall Airport. On Sunday, temperatures were recorded at 78 degrees, surpassing the all-time record for March 6, which was 76, set in 1935.

Tuesday will be breezy and significantly cooler than Monday, with an expected high temperature of 53 degrees. Wednesday morning, there’s a 90% chance of rain, and the day’s high temperature will be about 43 degrees.

No precipitation is expected during the day Thursday, and the high temperature is 51 degrees. The high will approach 56 degrees Friday, and there’s an 80% chance of rain overnight.

Saturday, the high might not eclipse 60 degrees, and there’s also a 70% chance of rain.

The normal high temperatures for this time in March are in the low-to-mid-50s. They increase steadily day by day and reach 60 degrees by the end of the month.