According to the storm prediction center, a whopping 70 tornadoes were reported during Sunday’s outbreak in the Midwest, including at least one EF-4 tornado packing winds between 166-200mph. The National Weather Service is continuing to conduct damage surveys throughout the day to confirm the number of tornadoes from the outbreak. The impacts here at home from this system were nothing compared to the impacts felt by those living in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. That same storm system rolled through our neighborhood Sunday night and early Monday morning bringing winds gusting up to 53mph at BWI and dropped about 0.15″ of rainfall.
Moving forward through the work-week, there are no major concerns facing us… at least not right away. Things look fairly simple for the next couple of days. Gusty westerly winds and sunshine combined helped to hold temps up Monday. However, it will turn noticeably chiller Monday night and Tuesday as a brisk west to northwesterly flow continues. It also looks bone dry. Sunshine will be abundant the next two days as high pressure slowly pushes eastward. Look for highs Tuesday in the lower 50s and lows Tuesday night in the upper 20s.