Eastern Shore, Southern Md. see most rain
Soppy as it's been this Tuesday morning, the rainfall we've seen here in Central Maryland from these storm systems - a half-inch or less - can't compare to what they've reported from the Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland.
The heaviest rain in the 24 hours ending Tuesday morning - more than an inch - seems to have fallen in Wicomico and Somerset counties on the lower shore, while St. Mary's County in Southern Maryland takes the top prize west of the bay. Here are some totals from the CoCoRaHS network:
Parsonsburg, Wicomico County: 1.45 inches
Ridge, St. Mary's: 1.43 inches
Princess Anne, Somerset: 1.38 inches
Salisbury, Wicomico: 1.33 inches
California, St. Mary's: 1.07 inches
La Plata, Charles: .84 inch
Easton, Talbot: .68 inch
Severn, Anne Arundel: .44 inch
Elkton, Cecil: .38 inch
Long Green, Baltimore Co.: .37 inch
Towson, Baltimore Co.: .34 inch
Frederick: .35 inch
Columbia, Howard: .34 inch
We'll be stuck under these clouds, soaking up plenty of on-and-off rain and drizzle throughout the day Tuesday as a low-pressure system moves slowly off the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, and up the East Coast toward New England, and another creeps out of the Ohio Valley. Temperatures, meanwhile, are 10 or 20 degrees below the averages for this time of year at BWI, forecasters say.
Clouds will remain, but the rain chances will slowly diminish on Wednesday. The sun should return by Thursday if the forecast holds up. Friday will likely be the best day of the week, with sunny skies and a high around 80 degrees.
But rain chances return with the next storm system arriving over the weekend.
(SUN PHOTO: Jed Kirschbaum, May 2010)