It’s mid afternoon on Monday August 24 and temperatures range from 88F in Baltimore to 90F in Washington. No big deal. Our weather volatility will NOT be anything close to the chaos on the stock market. But there is a cold front approaching from the west and the surface winds are from the southeast. That wind direction is something I point out often as a factor that determines if a line of showers and storms will hold together across the mountains. The wind from the southeast is off of the Chesapeake Bay, which increases the humidity and enhances rain around metro Baltimore.
This brings us to this afternoon’s simulated radar. The suggestion here from the HRRR forecast model is that one line of showers will appear to stall or regenerate around metro Baltimore between 6 and 10 PM. It’s a good thing the Orioles are out of town. But other plans may be affected. The actual cold front will not arrive until midnight or beyond in central Maryland. That will be the push to take a better chance of rain to the Eastern Shore. Here is a quick look at the next 11 hours.
Storms are not expected to reach severe limits, but here are a few relates articles just in case:
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