Safe to say that until we’re out of this current weather pattern, all bets are off on a storm-free forecast.
Sunday night, a storm system that triggered severe thunderstorm warnings in Western Maryland, managed to march across much of the state.
The end result was an early rush hour soaking of the lower Eastern Shore (sorry about that Ocean City) and counties of Dorchester, Wicomico and Somerset getting pounded. The upside to the storms forecast over the next few days is they are not expected to be as strong or severe as those generated Friday night into Saturday. The downside is that every time one comes through it slows progress on restoring power to those currently without.
Monday, we are looking for another day in the low to mid 90s with a heat index in the upper 90s to near 100. As of the writing of this blog there are no current heat related advisories, watches or warnings issued by the National Weather Service. Still, expect another hot and humid July afternoon. Overnight lows will be in the low 70s and dewpoints will remain relatively uncomfortable through the week.
As always, and until this heat breaks, PLEASE BE SAFE! Try to stay in shaded areas, drink plenty of clear liquids and don’t overdo it. We’ll of course keep you updated on any severe weather or heat related updates.