Considerable clouds and a gusty breeze from the northwest have made for a chilly early March-like day. Highs have fallen short of 50 for the most part. After a chilly a Friday night, a somewhat milder regime settles in for Saturday pushing temperatures about 5-10 degrees above today’s levels.

Through Tonight: An evening shower (between 5 and 10 p.m.) is not out of the question (20% chance), especially in the northern and western suburbs. Later at night, clouds decrease some with seasonably cold overnight lows which range from near 30 in the colder suburbs to the mid-to-upper 30s downtown.

Tomorrow (Saturday): We’ll have a mix of sun and clouds with probably more sun in the morning and more clouds in the afternoon as a weak system passes by to our northwest. With winds from the west instead of the north and northwest, it’s milder, with highs reaching the upper 50s to low 60s.

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Yesterday’s rainfall: Around the metro region - rainfall totals from generally ranged from 1.5-3” - which was consistent with what was forecast. The heaviest amounts occurred north and northeast of town in Howard and Baltimore counties, where 2-4 inches were recorded. The National Weather Service has a nice aggregation of regional totals.