Sunshine will be more abundant on Tuesday than on Monday as high pressure controls most levels of the atmosphere.
The heat wave we’ve been dealing with this week will last for a few more days, although we’re going to see some thunderstorm activity begin to creep into the picture, too.
It is possible for temps to get a degree or two higher than 97 on at least one of the next few days, but overall I think our forecast is on target.
A stretch of hot, humid weather hits Maryland and a Code Red Heat Alert has been declared for the city of Baltimore Tuesday through Friday.
The regional radar is showing a few pockets of heavy rain occurring in the Delmarva Region early Thursday, which could cause some minor flooding issues.
With a clear sky and virtually no wind early Thursday, temperatures are starting off in the 40s.
A coastal area of low pressure will develop along the East Coast Monday and provide us with increasing cloud cover by the evening, as well as the chance for an isolated sprinkle for areas along the Eastern Shore through Tuesday morning.
Our average high is now up to 62 degrees. We not only went above average Monday, but soared through the 70s – topping out at 77 degrees.
Sunshine dominated both days, while highs jumped from 54 degrees Saturday to 68 degrees Sunday.
Temperatures will drop from the 60s Monday to 40s Tuesday.
We need to mention spotty sprinkles or showers again Thursday afternoon. Otherwise short-term looks pretty much OK.
We’re expecting some sunshine Friday across the Greater Baltimore Area, but there will also be a brisk northwest wind that will average 12-25 mph with some higher gusts.