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August 17, 2011

More rain due for Thursday, Friday

Looks like Central Maryland can expect some more beneficial rain in the next couple of days. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va. say that, after a fine, warm, sunny and seasonable day on Wednesday, the first in a pair of cold fronts will pass through with a 40 percent chance of showers and storms.

BWI rainfall AugustThe first sign of a change in the weather will likely be some increasing cloudiness. As the high that's bringing today's pleasant weather moves off the coast, the wind will shift more to the south, bringing more moisture up from the Atlantic, off the Carolina coast.

Overnight, or by Thursday - the computer models disagree - the first cold front will approach from the Ohio Valley, setting off some showers and storms by Thursday afternoon. A quarter- to a half-inch is possible Thursday, with another quarter-inch to follow overnight into Friday. Ditto for Friday and Friday night. The garden will be happy.

The weekend looks terrific as the low departs and high pressure builds in behind it. Look for sunny skies, lower humidity and temperatures in the mid-80s.

By Monday, forecasters say we'll be looking at the next cold front, which is likely to be more potent than this week's, with a 40 percent chance for more rain. Sunshine returns by Tuesday, with a high for Baltimore of just 80 degrees. This is the weather we were wishing for last month.

Posted by Frank Roylance at 11:06 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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