Saturday Afternoon Rain Update For May 13
May 13, 2023
Saturday Afternoon Update
The most appropriate description for today’s weather event is overachiever. One person commented on my morning forecast asking if this was really going to be a rainy day since the prior systems only dropped a few hundredths of an inch.
It appears the switch was flipped and this turned out to be more potent.. Especially across southern Pennsylvania. This is where the rain was supposed to end earlier. As of 3 PM, the radar loop showed a distinct flow of heavier rain continuing.
The latest high resolution radar simulation still shows the rain ending in metro Baltimore this evening. If you are planning on going to the Orioles game, it may be damp to start, but improving as the rain will be tapering off in central Maryland some time between 6 PM and 8 PM. I am leaning closer to the later part to be on the safe side. Let’s take a look.
Radar Loop Recap
Noon to 3 PM
Temperatures at 3 PM
The modeling didn’t handle this well as rain has kept temps in check.
Yesterday it did look like a day in the 60s. This morning there was a warmer boost expected, but obviously that did not happen. I should have stayed with the original forecast.
Afternoon Surface Weather
Live Radar Widget
This HRRR Model is NOT perfect, but gives an idea of the movement shifting south. There will be embedded heavier bands of rain, and even thunder to the south.
It does appear even this update may be underselling the rain. It has been heavier than suggested here. However, I am more focused on the timing of the back edge to move through…
The rain line should be moving south of the PA line… gradually.
Metro Baltimore and Orioles fans may see spotty showers. However, it should end in the city close to or up to 8 PM. Some heavier thunderstorms are still possible across Southern Maryland.
Rain will continue on Delmarva with a few thunderstorms still possible.
Sunday Afternoon to Wednesday Afternoon
After a dry Mother’s Day, we will watch for the next system to bring us rain on Tuesday.
7 Day Forecast
Today’s rain will be out of here for a dry Mother’s Day. The next rain chances will be on Tuesday and Friday. Otherwise we should have a quiet week ahead.
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