August 31 2018
Labor Day Weekend is now here and temperatures are still warm and muggy this morning. The difference is that we have already had some rain and storms marking the pattern change. Temperatures will not be as hot, but we will remain sticky through the holiday weekend. The risk of rain will not mean a complete washout, but there will be showers and storms today, and scattered into the weekend.
Summer is not done yet. The heat will return next week and test the completion installation of air conditioning systems in older schools.
- Meteorological Fall: September 1
- Fall Equinox is at 9:54 PM Sat Sep 22
- Meteorological Winter: December 1
- Winter Solstice at 5:23 PM Fri Dec 21
Local Weather Stats For August 31 in Baltimore
Average High: 83ºF
Record High: 102ºF in 1953
Average Low: 63ºF
Record Low: 49ºF in 1986
Sunrise: 6:34 AM
Sunset 7:38 PM
*Daylight = 2:26 shorter than yesterday
*Bay Water Temperature = 82ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House
Doppler Radar Snapshot
Radar Loop (2 Hours ending 6:30 AM)
A cold front is stalled over our region, which will help focus developing showers and storms. Where the actual front settles or meanders over the weekend will determine the best risk for storms.
Radar Simulation —> slider
The meandering of the front will determine where the showers set up. There is a 50 mile wiggle room for where that could be. Here is the best bet this morning with prime focus lunch time into early afternoon.
Not as hot but still quite humid
More Rain Or Storms Tonight
Weekend Rain Animation
This is NOT a washout, but there will be multiple showers and some storms at any time through Monday. Most likely time for rain will be mid afternoon and evenings
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Next week, the heat returns (just as Maryland gets back to school)
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