May 23 2022
The next storm looks impressive on the weather map. Often in Spring, a cold front stalls in the Southern US, then a wave of Low Pressure will form along it and return north. That is the case today. So after a cool, crisp, and beautiful start to the day, clouds are already increasing. The rain is not far behind.
Here is a look at the set up and quick forecast. Heavy rain will fall in parts of our region with this storm through Tuesday. Then we keep an easterly wind holding clouds and showers around most of the work week. The holiday weekend looks much better.
Morning Set Up
IR Satellite Loop 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Look closely for the lines… Those are jet contrails moving with the upper level winds ahead of the storm.
Loop 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
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Rain On The Way…
Loop: 4 PM Monday to 12 PM Tuesday
Watching for rain near or west of Frederick around 4 PM.
Metro areas get the rain arriving around or after 6 PM through tonight.
Rain Forecast Through Noon Tuesday
Sharp edge of the heavy rain, with the bulk into central and northern Virginia.
Between 2 and 4 inches expected west and southwest of Washington DC.
Baltimore just over 1/2″ with much less to the north.
Delmarva… there will be more on top of this into Tuesday afternoon.
TODAY May 23rd
Normal Low in Baltimore: 54ºF
Record 39ºF in 1961
Normal High in Baltimore: 76ºF
Record 98ºF 1925
It may actually be warmer in the morning than the afternoon…
A high late morning (after daybreak) is expected to be followed by cooler winds through the afternoon. Yes, many of us may spend the day in the 50s just a few days after the mid 90s.
Rain Animation: Monday Afternoon To Friday
An east wind will keep us cool and damp with showers. They may not show well on this product, but they will be there.
This wet pattern should end with a strong cold front on Friday, which may include strong thunderstorms.
7 Day Forecast
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Cooler winds from the ocean plus clouds and periods of rain will keep us even cooler than I earlier suggested. It will be chilly for a couple of days.
Memorial Day Weekend does look much better.
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