Warm today, but at a price.
Highs have risen into the 80s this afternoon, while the humidity/dewpoints also stated to climb. However, this happened because of a strong cold front moving our way. And it’s moving into this very warm atmosphere. A line of thunderstorms is now firing over western Maryland. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is in effect until 10 p.m. for Washington and Allegany Counties. That watch could spread eastward later this evening as the line of thunderstorms slowly moves across the state. Our biggest threat in any of these storms would be damaging winds and hail. If any watches or warnings are issued, we will pass them along to you.
The strong thunderstorms will wind down as the rain and drizzle lasts into tomorrow. It will end tomorrow afternoon and the clouds may even start to clear tomorrow afternoon. Regardless, this storm is coming in with chilly air. Highs in the 80s today will be replaced by temperatures struggling to get to 60 tomorrow.
We will get a short break in the weather Thursday, as temperatures rebound to the upper 60s. Another but weaker storm will move our way Friday into the weekend. It’s not very organized and will get strung out into a few different pieces. There will be clouds and spotty showers on Friday. We never really clear out behind it, so there will be clouds and some sun on Saturday with the chance for a shower or two and then a lot of clouds lingering with possible showers on Sunday. Highs will only be in the mid 60s Friday and top out near 70 over the weekend.
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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