Friday October 26 2018

It’s just about show time. The storm we tracked starting as Hurricane Willa on Mexico’s Pacific coast earlier this week has combined with another rain system in Texas and is reforming along the Gulf Coast. This Low Pressure is now located near the landfall zone of Hurricane Michael. As it moves towards the east coast it will get stronger and redevelop gusty winds. For us, the rain moves in today but the heavy stuff will be overnight and into Saturday morning. The winds will peak. Saturday morning and for some that is when the rain will end.

Below is a look at 3 sliders to break down the timeline for rain. It is important to note that your Saturday may dry out if you are south of Baltimore, but could remain damp with showers from Baltimore to southern PA into the afternoon.  Plus, Sunday will be dry but another round of rain will arrive Sunday night into Monday morning.

Local Weather Stats For October 25 in Baltimore

Average High:  64ºF

Record High: 81ºF in 1978

Average  Low: 42ºF

Record Low:  28ºF in 1962

Sunrise: 7:27 AM

Sunset 6:12 PM 

*Daylight = 2:21 shorter than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 60ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House 


Morning Snapshot


Radar Loop (2 Hours ending at 6 AM)


Rain Timeline Sliders

  • Friday
  • Saturday Morning
  • Saturday Afternoon
  • Below- Full storm animation including Monday morning 

Friday —> slider

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Saturday Morning  —> slider
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Saturday Afternoon  —> slider

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Total Rainfall:

This should not produce too much flooding, but it will make the ground muddy and keep us feeling damp all weekend.


Storm Animation

Rain will be heavier Friday night and Saturday. Rain will slowly end from south to north Saturday. Sunday will be mostly dry, but are rain showers at night into Monday morning.




Peak Wind Gusts: Saturday Morning



It will be cool and damp, but there is a contrast. The NAM 3 Km Model I showed in the sliders is also the coldest model. This keeps metro Baltimore on the north side in the 40s to near 50ºF, but also have lower 60s near the beach on Saturday. The ECMWF (among many other models) keeps most areas in the mid 50s into Saturday.

Coolest Possible Temps




Temperature Outlook (Warmer Potential)

Halloween will be mild!


Also see:

Cold Stuff

Normal First Frost/Freeze Dates

Maryland Winters: Snowfall by region and records


Winter Outlooks

Will A Wet Summer Bring A Snowy Winter?

El Nino Modoki May Enhance Snow Chances

Winter Outlook From Two Different Farmers Almanacs

NOAA Winter 2018-2019 Outlook Explained: This Actually Supports Snow


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