The front that started to move into Maryland Thursday, is finally gone.
Humidity is almost a constant problem.
No surprise for Northeast residents sweating out the summer after a winter barely touching their snow shovels: this is the hottest year on record in the region so far.
Expect temperatures to top out no lower than 90 over the next few days, with an uptick in the humidity and a good chance for some thunderstorms over the weekend.
Health officials have issued heat advisories for Maryland.
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.
The high humidity/dewpoints continue, making it feel like 100-105 degrees this afternoon.
A front separating a much drier air mass over upstate New York from the humid air over our region lies near the N.Y. border. The proximity of the front will spark a few thundershowers today and early this evening, though about half the region will remain dry.
We hit 89 degrees Saturday afternoon, and it was muggy with high dewpoints/humidity. This heat is going to stick around for a few days. Highs will be close to 90 degrees both Sunday and Monday afternoons. During this time, two different fronts are passing by to our north. There is the chance for a shower or thunderstorm each day with those fronts nearby – but just the chance.
Today is our transition day. The slow moving storm that brought us needed rain crept away overnight, while another front moves our way this afternoon.
BGE’s Peak Rewards program is designed to save money for customers on the hottest days, but last year, the program caused problems.
A well-defined short-wave trough will continue to cause some showers and thunderstorms to start the day across our area.