Temperatures surged to 91 degrees Thursday afternoon at Baltimore's point of record, the first time they surpassed the 90-degree mark in nearly nine months.
Temperatures could approach 90 degrees Thursday afternoon, potentially helping to fuel afternoon storms.
A severe storm watch across Central Maryland was canceled a few hours before its 7 p.m. expiration, after a band of storms brought some damaging winds to northern Baltimore County.
U.S. government forecasters are predicting at least half a dozen tropical cyclones will form in the Atlantic this year, though it's possible El Niño will prevent any of them from becoming major hurricanes.
A muggy, stormy week is forecast for the last week of May in Baltimore, with highs pushing 90 degrees and frequent thunderstorm chances.
It's the time of year when the sounds of crickets, lawn mowers and ice cream truck jingles fill the air. But at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, summer is marked by the whir of medevac helicopters.
A decade ago, a pair of Baltimore brothers turned technology placing ads within an Internet video game into a $435 million windfall in selling Advertising.com. Ten years later, the same Baltimore-based technology is central to a deal worth 10 times more.
As summer unofficially begins, Baltimore's health commissioner is urging residents to be wary of the risks of extreme heat.