High pressure builds to our north Sunday, which will help to gradually clear the overcast and give us more sun in the afternoon.
Officials with the Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration urge drivers to stay informed about conditions and "make smart travel decisions" Friday morning.
A low-pressure system developing off the Jersey coast tonight is expected to intensify rapidly, spreading rain across the region.
The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a High Wind Warning, which is in effect from 10 PM this evening to 10 AM EST Friday.
"Friday: Scattered snow showers early 1" or less. "South of I-80, accumulation of 1" to 3" is expected. The Warning begins at 10 p.m. Thursday and continues through 10 a.m. Friday. The valley will be all rain. "We'll probably see a rush when people get out of work".
"Periods of heavy rainfall may cause widespread flooding of poor drainage and low-lying urban areas", the service said.
He says sustained winds will be as high as 25 to 40 miles per hour, while gusts will be as high as 60 miles per hour.
Saturday will still be windy, but the winds won't be anywhere near as damaging. He said the snow shouldn't hang around long - temperatures are expected to reach te mid-40s on Monday. On Friday, temps will fall to around 34 degrees, which could prompt some of that snow, as well. Much colder air settles in behind this for the remainder of next week. This will be an extreme event and possibly life-threatening for those in coastal areas of southern New England. The exception is if any heavier bands from that wraparound moisture can persist for a few hours in any one spot, which could add a slushy inch or two in any location this happens. Travel could be impacted, especially high-profile vehicles.
Get ready for high winds to pick up in the Triad.
Along the shore, strong winds and large waves will batter the coast and lead to some tidal flooding Friday into Saturday.
A major coastal storm (nor'easter) will have an impact on our weather throughout Friday.
Tuesday night: A chance of rain.
A Wind Advisory is issued for sustained winds of 31 to 39 miles per hour or gusts between 46 and 57 miles per hour. This will happen from north to south and from higher elevation to lower elevation.