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September 15, 2010

Chances rise for showers Thurs. night

It's not much, but it's the region's best shot at some moisture, pretty much through the middle of next week.

Forecasters out at Sterling, Va. have upped the chances for showers and thunderstorms Thursday NOAA/NWSnight to 40 percent. The hope lies with a low-pressure system that's expected to move into the Great Lakes. That's going to draw moisture up from the southwest with a warm front, increasing our clouds during the day Thursday.

The best chance for showers will start in the northern tier of Maryland counties in the afternoon. A few thunderstorms are possible in the mix. The better chance for the rest of the state comes overnight Thursday into Friday, as the low moves from the Great Lakes into New England, dragging a cold front across our region.

Precipitation forecast 14-dayAnd that's about it for us. Sterling is predicting less than a tenth of an inch for most, more for those lucky enough to fall under a thunderstorm.

From there on it will look pretty much like today - sunny and pleasant, near 80 degrees if the forecast is correct.  It's gorgeous weather, unless you're a soybean plant, a lawn or a potted tomato ... or a dairyman struggling to keep your livestock fed. 

The long-term forecast shows the dry weather continuing for at least the next two weeks. The blue zones on the map show where below-normal precipitation is expected.

Posted by Frank Roylance at 9:57 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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