A few showers and thunderstorms erupted over the central Appalachians Monday, and these managed to drift into Baltimore (at least the showers did) shortly after 7 o’clock Monday evening.

Tuesday and Wednesday, some fairly isolated thunderstorm activity is expected to develop again. There is a large high pressure system over the Great Lakes, which will be the driving force behind our weather later this week.

It will promote plenty of sunshine on Thursday and Friday, as well as afternoon temperatures no lower than the mid-80s. However, we’ll be looking closely at the regional radar mosaic again Tuesday afternoon, as well as Wednesday.

A series of impulses of upper-level energy rotating around the base of a trough, or a dip in the jet stream, will be the catalyst that will result in our showers and thunderstorms over the next two days, and some of the rain could be heavy for a short period of time.

However, there are no slight or moderate risk areas for severe weather in the mid-Atlantic region at this time.

Have a good day!

TROPICAL UPDATE: Tropical Depression #9 has been classified in the Atlantic.

Approximately 700 miles east of the Leeward Islands, it is expected to move to the west at close to 20 mph the next couple of days, and it will slowly strengthen.  By Thursday morning, it will be located in the eastern Caribbean Sea.


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