Tuesday May 30 – Summer has unofficially begun and yet it still feels like early spring. It’s a cool and damp start to the day with more fog and drizzle this morning. Winds are from the east and we are stuck with a moist marine layer. We have had 20 days this month with rain and likely to ad two more before it is done. Yes, the drought is over.
There will be a cold front arriving with a chance of strong and severe storms erupting later today, and another slight chance tomorrow. Note that storms qualify as severe when winds reach 58 mph and or they obtain large hail over the size of a quarter. As I show the radar simulation below, I want to point out that modeling has been poor lately. I am still showing this as a gauge for timing and the tracking of cell movement. I will be updating as soon as the storms fire up to get a better handle as to where they will be moving.
—> slider Radar Simulation
Potential for a band of showers mid day and early afternoon in central Maryland. Then a line of strong to severe storms develops in the mountains late afternoon and evening.
NAM 3 Km Model
This model shows the storm line a little differently, which highlights that there will be storms but we can’t promise where and when at this time. Please just keep an eye to the sky and check back for an update during the day.
Due to the east wind and depending on the band of showers mid day, temps may struggle to break out of the 60s. This is a best case scenario
More Storms Wednesday?
- Thursday may be our best day this week
- Weekend: It is possible another round of unsettled weather with rain and storms could stall nearby. I do not want to show maps that I can’t trust yet, nor be pessimistic yet. This is just something to consider. My family has outdoor plans and we are not cancelling them yet… if that helps you.
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Maryland Trek 2017
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Faith in the Flakes
The store is closing for the season. Next week we wil be shifting back to spring mode. This will include a severe weather STEM assembly program.