BLOG: Gray & Damp

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timwilliams

We are in a lull between systems but it is still damp, drizzly and dreary. The rain will become heavier again as we head toward evening and into the nighttime hours with the short wave from the Tennessee Valley heading northeast. So really no changes in thinking from earlier this morning.

The most recent storm to bring light rainfall to the area generated less than a quarter of an inch. This was a little less than expected, but we still are expecting another round this afternoon and tonight as a new coastal storm begins to take shape off the coasts of Maryland and Virginia.

Totals with this system will be between 0.30″ and 0.60″ (somewhat of a reduction from what we were thinking yesterday), but there is still the potential tonight for the rain to mix with or perhaps even briefly change over to wet snow in some of Baltimore’s northern and western suburbs. Last night’s storm actually did bring a period of steady snow to York County, which had a slushy coating to an inch. So, we have to be “on guard” for another similar occurrence tonight, even though most paved surfaces everywhere will just be wet.

The rain should taper to a couple of showers before ending at some point tomorrow morning, and then the rest of the day will be rather cloudy and windy… Temperatures will be near 50 tomorrow, and we still think the atmosphere will be unstable on Saturday — which could result in a rain shower in a few spots. It will be dry on Sunday, and then some rain could return early next week.

Have a good day!!!

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