Maryland faces an enhanced fire weather threat Sunday.
Sunshine is coming our way this week.
Hurricane Sandy has done significant damage to the downtown pier in Ocean City. Officials are particularly worried about high water and the storm surge in Ocean City. Areas in the south of Ocean City have been evacuated. Authorities expect downtown Ocean City to be under water on Monday as Hurricane Sandy heads for the Delmarva Peninsula.
People in Annapolis are watching the storm closely. It is the wind, not flooding, that crews have spent the days preparing for.
Sandy’s winds have remained at 75 mph with each update today. One thing that has changed since yesterday is the pressure. It has dropped to 950 mph.
Sandy dropped briefly to a tropical storm very early this morning, before regaining hurricane strength and maintaining it all day long. It is moving off to the northeast.
Even though the exact track is still uncertain, the forecast track has gotten more narrow. It looks like Sandy will make landfall somewhere between Maryland and New York Monday or early Tuesday (the farther north it goes, the longer it will take).
While there could be some breaks in the clouds early, there should be some fog developing once again late Thursday night. The ideas are still intact that high pressure Friday and on Saturday should bring no less than partial sunshine and unseasonably warm afternoons.
We did it yet again. We hit 100 degrees Sunday afternoon. That ties the old record from 1993, and makes this the 12th straight day of 90+ degree days. That stretch also includes three days at 100+ degrees.
We did it. We topped out at 103 degrees, breaking the old record of 101 degrees from 2010. That makes this the 11th straight day of 90 degree+ temperatures. We are looking to tack one more day on to that total before we get some relief Monday.
Utility workers were working Thursday to return lights and air conditions to hundreds of thousands of people who remained without power after last week’s violent storms, even as more strong storms moved in.
The storms were destructive and deadly, killing two people in Maryland.