Sunday, January 13, 2013

Mainly cloudy with Morning Fog

The entire region this morning is blanketed by fog and some drizzle in spots.  A warm front will be slowly moving north and making it way through the region today.  There is lots of warm air thanks to a ridge of high pressure off the southeast coast.  But light winds and a flow off the ocean this time of year, and you are stuck with fog, or what we meteorologists term a marine layer.  It always plays havoc during the winter months when trying to forecast temperatures.   The pattern does support 60 degree temperatures but the clouds, fog and flow off the ocean will keep temperatures a good 5-10 degrees lower today.  But this is still well above average for this time of year.

We'll likely see similar conditions to what we saw yesterday.  The fog will take time to burn off this morning.  It will break up before noontime, but the clouds will be stubborn to leave.  The best chance to see a prolonged sunshine will be mainly in southern most areas south of the city in Northeast MD and Delaware. North of the city, its very unlikely you'll see much of any sunshine. 

We'll mainly see highs into the upper 40's to middle 50's, but any areas that do see some sun, temperatures will be a few degrees warmer.  Winds will be light from the South.  A rainy next few days starting tomorrow is on tap.