Sunday turned out to be a gorgeous day for Baltimore, but the nice weather will end with the weekend.
After the day started with some clouds, abundant sunshine and comfortable temperatures in the 70s graced Baltimore Sunday afternoon.
Temperatures will remain mild into Monday, but sunglasses will be replaced with umbrellas.
As the storm system closing out the weekend on a windy and stormy note across the Midwest shifts eastward, clouds will block out the sun most of Monday across Baltimore and wet weather will steadily increase.
A shower or thunderstorm set to put a damper on the morning hours will be followed by steadier periods of rain and embedded thunderstorms for Monday afternoon.
Sunshine will quickly return for Tuesday, but the warmth will be gone. Temperatures will instead be on the other side of normal, rising to around 64 degrees. A high of 67 degrees is more common in mid-October.
Thumbnail photo provided by Photos.com.
As a large storm rolls out of the Plains and Midwest, a swath of snow, ice and travel disruptions will extend into the Northeast starting on Sunday evening.
A new storm will form over the weekend across the Plains and will spread snow and ice eastward through the Midwest.
As a snowstorm unraveled from Texas to North Carolina and Virginia, snow and ice left a trail of disruption on Wednesday into Thursday.
Residents in Spokane, Washington, recently caught sight of the unique phenomenon known as "hole punch" clouds that cause a gaping hole in the otherwise cloudy sky.
Storms will continue to affect the West through this weekend and into next week with rounds of precipitation for some needy areas as well as trouble for travelers.
While much of central and eastern North America is still locked in a deep freeze, the warmth cascading across the Pacific Northwest in recent weeks has sparked the early flowering of sakura blossoms in the region.
Big Snow: Glens Falls, NY - 19" snow Pleasant Mountain, PA - 14" snow Hartford, CT - 12" snow Western Maine - up to 32" of snow Concord, NH - 11" of snow Levanon, NH - 12" of snow Boston, MA - 11" of snow
West Virginia (1972)
Buffalo Creek Disaster - 50 foot wall of water smashed down narrow valley when slag dam broke; 125 killed.
Great Plains, (1998)
Strong winter storm; winds to 75 mph at St. Francis, KS, 12-14" of snow at Hullet, WY and 18-24" at Deadwood, SD,36" at Burgess Jct., WY. Drifts to several feet. Severe thunderstorms over Texas; winds to 70 mph and golf ball-sized hail. The severe storms progressed into the southeast and brought 100 mph winds to Iowa, LA, injuring 3.