A storm meteorologists thought could sweep up the East Coast is not forecast to threaten Central Maryland after all, likely just bringing rain mostly south and east of Baltimore. And then springlike warmth is in the forecast.
The storm is forecast to stay just off the coast, likely close enough to brush the Eastern Shore but creating little impact on the Baltimore region Friday night and Saturday. Temperatures are forecast from the mid-30s to the mid-40s, meaning any precipitation is expected to fall as rain.
The system is likely to bring more widespread rain across the Southeast, and snow across Maine and eastern Canada.
A second system is forecast to move in late Saturday and early Sunday from the Great Lakes, potentially bringing some snow showers into Western Maryland. But dry weather is forecast across the rest of the state Sunday.
Then, unseasonable warmth is forecast to move in from the south next week. Highs could approach 60 degrees Monday and Tuesday, almost 20 degrees warmer than normal for this time of year.
That means a mostly snowless weather pattern this winter will continue. There has been less than 2 inches of snow so far this season at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and less than 1 inch in Washington and Philadelphia.