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March 22, 2010

A chance for thunder later today

Not counting thundersnow, this forecast would be the first this year for thunderstorms in Central Maryland. And a bit of flash and bang might spice up what is otherwise a pretty dreary day.

We've recorded 0.27 inch of rain so far here at The Sun. Showers and thunderstorms are in the NOAAforecast right into Tuesday as a low-pressure system drifts over our heads today and tonight. Once it gets past us, high pressure will begin to move in and dry things out. But we may not see the benefits - in sunshine - until late Tuesday and Wednesday.

The heavier showers and thunderstorms - if they develop later today - should be brief. But they could drop a quarter-inch of rain or more on isolated locations.

Behind the storms, we'll see a cold front pass by tonight, and with it will come drier air. Out in the western counties, above 3,000 feet or so, they could see some snow showers.

There's sunshine on tap for Wednesday and Tursday, with highs still 10 degrees above the seasonal norms, in the low- to mid-60s. By week's end, though, we're looking at more showers and cooler temperatures, in the 50s.

Posted by Frank Roylance at 12:13 PM | | Comments (0)
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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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