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WEATHER BLOG: A Warm Sunday But Showers Expected Early Next Week

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Bernadette Woods

What a spectacular Saturday – weather-wise and otherwise. This has got to be a Top 10 day. We topped out at 70 degrees with wall-to-wall sunshine, low humidity and a light breeze. Clear skies are going to give way to increasing clouds as a new, very slow moving storm moves our way.

The clouds will start to come in overnight, then thicken Sunday. There could be some showers by the end of the day for Western Maryland. For the rest of the state, it looks like showers will hold off for most of the day before getting here Sunday night. There will be rounds of rain and maybe a thunderstorm Monday and again on Tuesday. The whole storm system will try to move away Wednesday, but there could still be some showers before it heads northeastward.

Since we are officially in a moderate drought and a drought watch for much of the state, it would be good to get a decent dose of rain out of this storm system. We are still just over 5″ below our rainfall numbers for the year and most of that deficit has come since March.

It will be another warm day Sunday with highs nearing 80 degrees. But we will drop slightly below the average of 73 degrees Monday and Tuesday before warmer air returns for the second half of the week.

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