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August 8, 2011

Below-normal temps by 2nd half of the week

Central Maryland could see a few showers and thunderstorms along with 90-degree weather during the next few days as a series of cold fronts approach, and pass through the area. But beyond Wednesday, skies should clear behind the last of the fronts, and our average temperatures will drop just below the long-term averages.BWI Temperatures

We've seen few below-average days this summer. We enjoyed a couple on the 4th and 5th last week. The days' averages were 1 degree below the long-term norms. But before that we have to go back to July 16 to find another "cooler-than-average" day. For the summer-to-date, since June 1, there have been just 13 days that ended cooler than  the long-term averages. We've had just five since July 1.

By Thursday, though, forecasters see the BWI-Marshall Airport high as a mere 84 degrees. And readings should remain in the mid-80s at least through the weekend. The 30-year average high for this time of year in Baltimore is 86 degrees. The beach forecast for the latter half of the week through the weekend looks fabulous.

Any rain we get during the first half of the week will be a bonus. The showers and storms that moved through the region on Sunday were very spotty. We could hear some thunder from the WeatherDeck in Cockeysville, but we never saw a drop. On the other hand, Harford County and points south of Baltimore got a pretty good drink. Here are some totals from the CoCoRaHS Network:

Oxon Hill, PG Co.:  1.22 inchesBWI Precipitation

North Laurel, Howard:  1.02 inches

Havre de Grace, Harford:  0.85 inch

Kingsville, Harford: 0.79 inch

Ellicott City, Howard:  0.49 inch

Baldwin, Baltimore Co.:  0.44 inch

Towson, Baltimore Co.:  0.15 inch

Pasadena, Arundel:  0.12 inch 

And, if anybody's wondering, the tropics look quiet again. The National Hurricane Center last night issued its last advisory on the remnants of Tropical Storm Emily. The storm was located 295 miles south southeast of Cape Hatteras and 555 miles west of Bermuda, moving northeast at 17 mph with top sustained winds of just 30 mph.

There were no watches or warnings anywhere for Emily, and no other storms being monitored.

Posted by Frank Roylance at 11:03 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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