Maryland is hammered by a hurricane-like summer thunderstorm. Right now, hundreds of thousands are without power. There is extensive damage across the state. Cars were crushed by large trees. Hundreds of BGE crews and repair crews from around the nation are now in Maryland, trying to get everyone back online. Making matters worse for people without power, it’s still very hot.
From mid-morning onward, any leftover clouds will break for plenty of sunshine, and Friday afternoon will be hot and more humid than recent days.
The sky early Thursday morning was relatively clear, and there should be plenty of sunshine again. Temperatures, which were mostly in the lower 90s Wednesday, should mostly reach the lower 90s again. There’ll still be a bit of a breeze, and it won’t be all that humid (dewpoint temperatures will still be mostly in the 50s). However, that will be changing late Thursday night and early Friday morning.
It may not be the triple digits today, but we still hit 90 degrees this afternoon. One huge difference, though, was that the dew points/humidity dropped considerably.
Clouds and patchy fog are starting off this Friday, the big “Getaway Day” before the Memorial Day Weekend. With these expected to break for some sun Friday, and winds mostly out of the southeast becoming more southerly or even southwesterly for a while Friday afternoon, it will become warm with most temperatures reaching the mid and upper 80s.
Some warm temperatures are coming our way!
A well-defined short-wave trough will continue to cause some showers and thunderstorms to start the day across our area.
Summer temperatures may be winding down, but the battle over air conditioning in Baltimore County schools is heating up. Parents complain too many schools turn into ovens when the mercury rises.
Maryland health authorities say 32 people have died due to extreme heat so far this year.
State health authorities say last week’s heat contributed to the deaths of 11 people, raising the total for the season to more than 20.
After a day of temperatures that not only set records for the date, but set “ALL TIME RECORDS” for city and state… we are looking at another day of sweltering heat.
While yesterday provided many areas with “token relief” from the heat, the next few days should bring the Eastern region the summer’s hottest weather thus far. In fact, the next three days are looking more and more like the three-day period between July 5 and 7 of last year, when the temperature in most of the larger cities reached 100 on at least two of those three days.