It’s another warm one today. At 1 p.m., it already hit 80 degrees. This makes it 3 days in a row with highs in the 80s. We have another warm one tomorrow before things start to chance.
The massive storm that is just destroying the middle of the country remains there again today. There is another low pressure system feeding into the large system today, forcing it to expand in both size and strength. So the same places that got hit with severe weather and flooding rain yesterday will again today, in addition even more places farther east. For us, there is a better chance today for some showers or thunderstorms since there are already some just off to our west and south. The entire system will shift just slightly off to the east while remaining strong and then come through Maryland on Thursday. This keeps the chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms around tomorrow, but our highest chance for strong storms and heavier rain is on Thursday. The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted western Maryland for the chance of strong/severe thunderstorms today, expands that area to most of Maryland tomorrow, and then keeps it from Hagerstown east on Thursday.
The entire storm will wrap up and get out of here on Friday. When it does, it will take the summerlike warmth with it. We will still top out in the 70s Thursday but only in the 60s on Friday, along with a gusty wind. Sunshine will give way to building clouds Friday afternoon. There is the slightest chance for an isolated shower in those clouds Friday, but most places will remain dry.
Saturday will feature a nice break in the weather with sunshine. That is, before another storm moves our way later Sunday into Monday. We will have to watch the speed of this next storm, but it could bring us a few showers before Sunday is over if it keeps up its pace. Otherwise, temperatures will be building again with highs back in the 70s.
ATTENTION TEACHERS AND STUDENTS:
Our fourth annual Weather Field Trip Day at Camden Yards is right around the corner. This year, it will be Thursday, May 26. If you are unfamiliar with the program, it’s a day full of fun. We start out with an action, graphics-filled weather program on the field that features helpers like Nicole Sherry (head groundskeeper), Chris Strong from the National Weather Service and, of course, the Bird. Then, everyone takes a lunch break before enjoying an afternoon Orioles game.
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