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WEATHER BLOG: Lower Temps, More Showers Expected This Week

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Bernadette Woods

What a day!

Fortunately, the stormy weather from Friday is gone but not before leaving a lot of destruction behind. At this writing (6:30 p.m.), the National Weather Service office out of Sterling is still assessing the data from what they are referring to as “hypothesized that between 5 and 10 tornadoes occurred Friday around the region.” The areas they are visiting Saturday are:

1. Damascus (Montgomery County)
2. Accokeek (Prince George’s County)
3. Ft. Meade and BWI-Marshall (Anne Arundel County)
4. Simpsonville (Howard County)
5. Mt. Airy (Carroll County)

The Philadelphia NWS office governs part of the Eastern Shore and they confirmed that an EF-0 touched down in Centreville, Queen Anne’s County. Here is a link to their assessment.

http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=PHI&product=PNS&format=CI&version=1&glossary=0

Another major part of the storm was flooding rain. Officially, we received 1.55″ of rain at BWI-Marshall, but many other places got between 2-5″. Click here for a link to rainfall totals.

What a difference Saturday. That parent low pressure driving Friday’s storm is spinning over New England/Eastern Canada. It is pulling much cooler air our way and will keep us unsettled for the next few days. Our average high is now 79 degrees, but we will be below that this week with temperatures maybe not getting out of the 60s on Tuesday. At the same time, expect scattered rounds of showers and maybe even thunderstorms to pop up each afternoon/evening. This will be nothing like what we just experienced Friday.

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