We are locked in this same weather pattern that we have been talking about since Saturday– at least for one more day.

That same large low pressure in the jet stream is spinning over Eastern Canada. It’s keeping us cool and unsettled, with afternoon clouds occasionally giving way to some showers and thunderstorms. Anything that does form Wednesday evening will die down overnight before another round of building clouds could produce some showers or thunderstorms again later Thursday. This weather pattern gets a boot after Thursday, opening the way for a big time warm up.

Temperatures will climb closer to the average of 80 degrees Thursday. That’s just the beginning. We will be in the mid 80s Friday, upper 80s Saturday, and maybe near 90 degrees by Sunday. So all you summer/heat lovers, get ready.

Even though the tornado outbreak was last Friday, the National Weather Service is still hard at work assessing and confirming all the storm damage. Wednesday, they upped the tornado number to 12. The two newest confirmed tornadoes are Simpsonville, Howard County and Allegany County. Since this damage ranges across the state, it’s still going to take them time to get everywhere and get all the information confirmed, so the investigation is subject to change and update. However, a couple of things that are now certain are these:
-This is a new daily tornado record. The old record was 9 from 8/28/92.
-This is a new June tornado record. The old record was 10 from 1998.

We usually only average 10 tornadoes a year here in Maryland. We topped that number on Friday alone. Pretty remarkable!


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