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WEATHER BLOG: Rainfall Deficit

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Bernadette Woods
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The soaking rain that fell Sunday night into Tuesday morning dropped a very needed 1-2″ for a corridor west of I-95, while we only got .52″ officially at BWI-Airport.  That’s important because that’s where the records are kept.  So this did help our rainfall deficit, but we are still over 5″ down for the year.

The steady rain moved away Tuesday morning, but we are still under the influence of the storm that brought us all that rain.  Between that influence, high dewpoints (moisture content), and some breaks of sunshine to fuel the atmosphere, we are seeing some thunderstorms develop Tuesday afternoon.  There is the chance that they could possibly become strong or even severe later on in the afternoon.  Anything that does form will die down overnight as some fog settles in.

This storm will slowly crawl away overnight as a new front swings through from the mid-West Wednesday afternoon.  There is the chance for a spotty shower or thunderstorm with that front before it quickly departs Wednesday night.  Behind that front, big changes arrive just in time for the Preakness weekend.

Dry, very comfortable air is going to dominate our forecast Thursday right into the weekend.  Highs will drop back to the mid 70s Thursday and Friday under mostly sunny skies with a crisp breeze blowing.  Temperatures will climb back to near 80 over the weekend, with sunshine expected to hang on.  The next front doesn’t look like it will get here until early next week.

And speaking of next week, our Weather Field Trip Day is happening at Camden Yards a week from Wednesday!  (That’s May 23.)  There is still time to get tickets for you and your school.  It’s such a fun day.  Click here for more information.

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