There can be a few breaks in the clouds during the midday hours, but overall the afternoon is looking rather cloudy. There will be another batch or two of showers moving across the area from the west.
It was reasonable for officials to reroute a Capitol Police tactical squad away from the Washington Navy Yard rampage amid concerns about possible threats to the U.S. Capitol after the officers got stuck in traffic, according to a report released Friday that defends the decision.
The National Aquarium in Baltimore is bringing back two discount programs to help keep the attraction affordable to Maryland residents.
The shower and thunderstorm threat will persist throughout the day. The best chance of seeing the heaviest rainfall will be Friday afternoon in thunderstorms.
Some dry weather for Friday as a ridge of high pressure temporarily builds into the mid-Atlantic states. The sky should average partly sunny (“brightest during the morning,” but there will be some fair-weather clouds bubbling up Friday afternoon), and most temperatures will be in the mid and upper 80s.
Metro says passengers should expect to wait longer than usual for trains this weekend while work is being conducted, and three stations on the red line will be closed.
The Boston Bruins were back on the practice ice on Friday, and Rich Peverley was back to a familiar spot.
High pressure will firmly be in control Friday through Saturday giving us a tranquil weather pattern with a good deal of sunshine.
No changes to the forecast from Friday morning aside from taking the high up to 56 as the 11 a.m. observation was already showing 52 at both BWI and the Inner Harbor. Rainfall will arrive late Friday afternoon and continue into the evening before mixing with and changing to snow. There can be a slushy accumulation of a coating to perhaps an inch.
A suspect is in custody after a football player was shot on the campus of Morgan State University in Baltimore.
The president held a town hall meeting Friday morning at the University of Maryland College Park.
State agencies throughout Maryland will be closed or offering reduced services for a furlough day.