By Marty Bass

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Yesterday was hot but the early day forecast of oppressive humidity and 100° heat index did not come to fruition. And it is interesting why. It’s a slight breeze to blame, or should I say is the hero.

I like to point out that weather is where the air comes from. Yesterday a slight NNW flow, some slightly drier air, stayed with us all day long. It kept humid air to our South. This morning that slight NNW flow, I mean like 5 mph, is doing the same. And will do so again today. Yesterday 93° and not too oppressive. Today 94° and much the same deal.

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By tonight the slight breeze shifts to out of the South and we add the word “haze” to the forecast. And here comes that humid feel.

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Nature is a gentle balance, and that ever so slight movement of air from a drier region is the proof positive. As the legendary science fiction character Mr. Spoke might say, ‘Fascinating.”

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