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September 1, 2011

Rain chances for Grand Prix at 30 to 40 percent

It's still looking like race fans will see showers or thunderstorms sometime during the three-day Baltimore Grand Prix "Festival of Speed" this weekend.

Grand Prix wet trackThe National Weather Service at Sterling, Va., says an approaching cold front will bring clouds and the threat of rain beginning sometime after 2 p.m. Saturday. It doesn't sound like a gusher of rain - unless a thunderstorm passes right over downtown Baltimore.

But a wet track and wet grandstands could make it an interesting weekend for drivers and fans. The chances are set at 30 percent on Saturday, rising to 40 percent on Sunday and Monday. Don't let the clouds fool you into skipping the sun block.

Once the cold front gets by us on Monday, Central Maryland will be seeing some cooler weather. Lows by Tuesday are forecast to hold in the 70s for only the fifth time since June 1. Same for Wednesday.  

Starting to feel like autumn is just around the corner. But late summer is a beautiful time of year in Maryland. Enjoy it. 

(PHOTO: Grand Prix South Korea 2010. Peter Parks, AFP/Getty Images)

Posted by Frank Roylance at 10:27 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Forecasts


I wonder what Red Bull would think of using a photo of their far superior Formula 1 cars in an article about Indycar.

FR: If I knew the difference, maybe I would have picked another photo. Fortunately for everyone, I'm not covering the race.

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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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