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May 26, 2006

Humidity. Remember humidity?

Alas, the honeymoon is over. After a long, sunny, mild and dry spring, Marylanders seem to be feeling the first truly muggy weather of the season. Warm, moist, tropical air is surging northward from the Gulf of Mexico ahead of a cold front approaching from the west. Dew points have risen from the mid-30s yesterday to the mid-60s today and climbing. The moisture in the air meant fog earlier today, and now thick, cloudy skies.

Behind it all there lies the cold front, which will move through the region later today behind showers and thunderstorms, perhaps some severe ones with locally strong gusty winds and hail. The front has caused some heartache in the Midwest.

After that, we're golden. We should shake free of the storms sometime tomorrow, and the long weekend looks great. Temperatures in the 70s and 80s, and sunshine. And drier air.

Posted by Frank Roylance at 10:30 AM | | Comments (0)
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This site is the Maryland Weather archive. The current Maryland Weather blog can be found here.
Frank Roylance is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He came to Baltimore from New Bedford, Mass. in 1980 to join the old Evening Sun. He moved to the morning Sun when the papers merged in 1992, and has spent most of his time since covering science, including astronomy and the weather. One of The Baltimore Sun's first online Web logs, the Weather Blog debuted in October 2004. In June 2006 Frank also began writing comments on local weather and stargazing for The Baltimore Sun's print Weather Page. Frank also answers readers’ weather queries for the newspaper and the blog. Frank Roylance retired in October 2011. Maryland Weather is now being updated by members of The Baltimore Sun staff
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