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June 1, 2010

Showers and storms on tap most of this week

Wednesday looks like a hot and sunny day, but for today and the rest of the week in Central Maryland, forecasters are expecting a menu of showers and thunderstorms, and humid days in the 80s.

Thunderstorm BaltimoreThe wet and noisy weather is likely to start Tuesday, with an 80 percent chance of precipitation as the next cold front approaches. The forecast calls for showers and thunderstorms after noon and continuing into the evening, with up to a quarter-inch of rain possible, and even higher amounts in thunderstorms.

"A few of these thunderstorms may be capable of producing damaging winds and large hail," forecasters said.

Wednesday looks sunnier behind the front. The afternoon high may reach the upper 80s. Then we come under the influence of the next cold front, expected to pass through on Thursday. That will mean slight chances for more showers and storms on Thursday afternoon and evening. Those storms will be isolated and few, but could produce damaging winds and large hail.

For Friday and the weekend, the folks at Sterling see a daily risk of showers and thunderstorms they rate between 20 and 30 percent. Expect muggy days with highs in the 80s. It appears, at least, that we're done with the 90s for the time being.

(SUN PHOTO:Karl Merton Ferron, 2007)

Posted by Frank Roylance at 10:45 AM | | 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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