WEATHER BLOG: Rainy

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Once some thunderstorms did manage to reach Baltimore Thursday night, they packed quite a punch!

Although there weren’t any wind gusts in the area greater than 40 or 45 mph, the rain was so intense, it prompted a Flash Flood Warning for parts of Harford and Baltimore counties (which was issued between 10 and 11 p.m. — but canceled before it was due to expire at 2 a.m.)

The total rainfall during the past 24 hours in some cities/towns include:

  • 4.28″ at Ocean City (most of that occurred Thursday afternoon)
  • 3.27″ at the Maryland Science Center (most of that occurred after 7 p.m.)
  • 1.04″ at BWI-Marshall (most of that occurred after 10 p.m.)
  • 0.94″ in Gaithersburg
  • 0.89″ in York, Pa.

And the relatively unsettled weather pattern should continue Friday night and at least for a part of  Saturday as a series of low pressure waves glide along a nearly stationary front draped over the mid-Atlantic states.

This is providing us with some relief from the heat, and the rainfall deficit that we’ve been building up for the past couple of months will be cut quite a bit — but there could be some renewed flooding issues around here later Friday afternoon and night, especially on some rivers, streams and creeks.

Dry weather is expected to return Saturday night and on Sunday, which should be a fairly sunny day, and therefore, warmer by default.

Most high temperatures will be in the upper 80s or lower 90s. There could be a couple of showers and a thunderstorm around, especially during the afternoon hours of Monday and Tuesday.

Have a good weekend!

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