Saturday July 29
The heavy rain lived up to expectations for most. Baltimore’s BWI recorded 2.58″ of rain, setting a new record for the date. The old mark of 2.28″ was set 146 years ago, way back in 1871. Doppler Radar shows that many places got over 3 inches (orange), but the banding did leave other spots thinking this was not such a big deal. Even though the average report was over 1 inch (green). As some showers are possible today, the Flood Watch remains until 2 PM. This thing is not done yet…
Low Pressure has been plotted over Norfolk, VA which verifies the computer model forecasts, While the heavy rain bands did spread farther north, the storm itself does lend to the ice that this was handled well by our guidance. The follow through today will not stall, an update that showed up yesterday. However, we are still under the influence of the energy of this system and rain will try to develop until mid day, which clearing is expected to spread in from the north.
Temperatures start off cool in the 60s inland and we should have the northerly winds remain holding highs in the mid to upper 70s all across the board.
Water Vapor Satellite Animation
This is an impressive storm for mid summer. Watch it wrap up overhead on this loop
Showers Or Clearing Today?
I DO NOTtrust the short range modeling I saw this morning. It looked a bit overdone and already was wrong as of 8 AM while I was writing this report. So I just want to show a few snapshots to point out two key features for today. Again, it will not be a washout, but it will be cool and some showers likely to develop through mid day with the final piece of energy swinging through. So metro Baltimore could get a few hits of light rain, but the best chance of afternoon rain will be across metro Washington into Maryland and to the beaches.
Afternoon clearing from the north
Tracking The Storm Off Of The Coast
Mid level winds show the strong circulation. As we gradually clear out later today and tonight (it will be chilly)… The storm will continue to show off for the beaches. Check out the high waves below
Wave Watch —-> slider
Once the storm pulls away, temps will return back into the upper 80s in a hurry mid week, then settle back a little next weekend.
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