Who needs Hawaii? Perfect weather here continues
This is why I love living in Maryland; the long, beautiful autumns and springs. Although it is nominally summertime for 18 more days, we have shifted into an early-autumn weather pattern that promises more mild and pleasant temperatures and dry air as far as the old weather-eye can see. Which is about a week.
High pressure over the Great Lakes continues to spin clockwise, pulling cool, dry air down from New England and Canada, holding hotter, more humid and rainy weather at bay well to our south and east. The weak coastal low that is sending rain bands into coastal New Jersey and Long Island won't make it here. So we're cleared for a terrific, long Labor Day holiday.
The fine weather is slated to stretch well into next week, with some moisture creeping in toward the end of the 7-day outlook.
And that outlook beats Honolulu's forecast hands down. They're looking at temperatures in the high 80s, with showers likely both day and night. We're expected to see highs mostly in the lower 80s (except for Saturday, when we could reach 87 at BWI) with no rain in sight.
Out at the beaches, temperatures will be a bit lower - near 80s degrees. But skies should stay clear. The only worry for holiday visitors will be the onshore winds, which are forecast to bring some rough surf and a moderate risk of rip currents.
In the meantime, Tropical Storm Erika has fallen apart (left), and its remnants are expected to stay well east of Maryland after the middle of next week, with no impact here.
(SUN PHOTO/Barbara Haddock Taylor 2008)