The cold air mass continues to maintain a grip on the region but it is showing signs of retreating north. There will be another near or below freezing night Friday into Saturday morning as the mercury drops into the low 30s and upper 20s regionwide.
Saturday will start out sunny for the most part and then a few clouds will arrive from the southeast. A rather vigorous storm is expected to ride up the east coast from the south and provide some strong winds and rain to the barrier islands and coastal regions as far north as the Delmarva Peninsula.
The western edge of the storm will cross from east to west late in the day Saturday and provide our Piedmont counties with some decent cloud cover late in the day or early in the evening. The threat for some rain overnight in that area is possible, but the bulk of the rain should stay east.
Temps on Saturday will be in the 40s and 50s followed by lows in the 30s west and the 40s east. Milder in the east due to the cloud cover.
Once the complex clears the eastern counties early Sunday high pressure moves in and the quiet pattern returns. Milder conditions are expected on Sunday with highs in the low to upper 50s then the 60s are expected on Monday with a few 70s on Tuesday.
Apart from the glancing shot of rain Sunday morning in the east, the regions should stay dry until at least next Thursday.
Of Note: Daylight Saving time comes to a close this weekend. Set your clocks back one hour at 2 AM Sunday morning. Check or change your batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide monitors as well.