Today is National Weather Persons Day. Is a storm brewing?

There was a time, in the 1960’s, where everybody on Delmarva tuned in to WBOC each evening to get the scoop on the weather. Federalsburg native, Nancy Pigman, who was crowned the first ever Miss Delmarva, hosted the weather forecast each evening. She was known for over 20 years as the Benjamin’s weather girl. In addition to giving the weather forecast she modeled fashions for Benjamin’s, an iconic Eastern Shore clothier, during the broadcast each evening. She and her husband retired to Arizona in 1985. She passed away in 2002 at the age of 72.

Showers are expected to end in the morning followed by afternoon temperatures that reach the low 50’s under mostly cloudy skies.

Saturday’s beautiful mostly sunny day with a high near 50 will bring increasingly cloudy skies overnight into Sunday. Then all bets are off as a coastal winter storm seems to be developing along that classic southern track that often offers us a winter treat…if you know what I mean.

The timing of any such storm is critical. If it develops overnight into Sunday morning there is the potential for a heavy snow. If it slows down and occurs more during the daytime hours of Sunday we can expect a cold rain.

For what it is worth, the ECMWF model is leaning towards snow, while the GFS model predicts mostly rain.

The forecast certainly bears watching today and into tomorrow morning to get a better feel for the intensity of the storm and the type of precipitation that it may bring our way.


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