Storms bring rain, little else
Suburban counties around Baltimore and Washington recorded as much as a half-inch of rain from the showers and thunderstorms that rolled through overnight. But apart from the rain, and some winds gusting to 39 mph at BWI, there was little else to show for the ruckus. A Tornado Watch issued just after 2 a.m. was later canceled.
BGE reported only a few hundred outages overnight. Temperatures, which reached a record 86 degrees Monday at BWI-Marshall Airport, dropped back into the 50s by daybreak as the cold front moved through, and we aren't expected to see the 70s again until next week.
The only storm damage being reported by the weather service this morning are some downed poles and wires near Port Tobacco, in Charles County, and similar tree damage in Calvert County. Rain and snow showers were in the forecast this morning for parts of Garrett and Allegany counties.
The photo is from Sunday night's storm, in Howard County. Here are some rain totals for last night from across the region, as reported by the CoCoRaHS Network:
Sykesville, Howard County: 0.52 inch
White Oak, Montgomery County: 0.51 inch
Baldwin, Baltimore County: 0.47 inch
Columbia, Howard County: 0.46 inch
Reisterstown, Baltimore County: 0.38 inch
Bel Air, Harford County: 0.35 inch
Baltimore City: 0.34 inch
Severn, Anne Arundel County: 0.21 inch
(PHOTO: James Willinghan, Howard County, 11:15 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2011. Used with permission)