Friday September 7 2018
The heat wave is over but some will hang on to a warm day but a noticeable change is spreading in. Showers will rebuild later this afternoon and evening which can be locally heavy. Then we get stuck with a wet weekend. So outdoor events will have to deal with more rain than they hoped… and the rain will be more persistent near and north of Baltimore, more spotty south.
With the rain and shift of the wind from the east, temperatures will drop dramatically. It will feel chilly as afternoons will be in the 60s. Ravens game tailgating and the start might actually be in the 50s, so plan to wear a comfortable hoodie. It looks like rain will be back in that morning and through the game. So maybe a water proof jacket as well.
Florence has weakened to a tropical storm, but it expected to become a major hurricane again. IF we get any influence from it, the timing will be Wednesday night into Friday. But the latest modeling supports the storm stalling and looping off of the coast.
Local Weather Stats For September 7 in Baltimore
Average High: 81ºF
Record High: 101ºF in 1881
Average Low: 61ºF
Record Low: 45ºF in 1962
Sunrise: 6:40 AM
Sunset 7:27 PM
*Daylight = 2:29 shorter than yesterday
*Bay Water Temperature = 84ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House * This is the warmest the water has been all year!
Rain Risk Today —> slider
The best chance for showers will be this evening and tonight.
Rainfall Through the Weekend
The NAM Model animation shows the band of rain along the stalled front right over our area…
Rain Outlook This Weekend
Most of our region has the potential of 2 to 4 inches of rain through Sunday night. More on the way next week.
Note: Your weather app may show a higher temperature because of the daily high, but it will be getting cooler in the afternoon
Rain For The Ravens Game
Downgraded to a Tropical Storm, but Expected to regain strength back to a Category 3 Major Hurricane next week
SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...25.1N 50.7W ABOUT 925 MI...1490 KM ENE OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS ABOUT 985 MI...1590 KM ESE OF BERMUDA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...996 MB...29.42 INCHES
National Hurricane Center Forecast
This GFS solution now shows Florence stalling and looping off of the east coast. To be honest, no one knows for sure what this storm will do, so its a waiting gain.
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