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Baltimore hits 90 for second-straight day; 'Code Orange' smog alert in effect

Temperatures hit 90 degrees Thursday afternoon in Baltimore for a second-straight afternoon.

A “Code Orange” air quality alert is again in effect. That indicates smog levels are at unhealthy levels for sensitive groups, including the elderly, children, asthmatics and people with heart conditions.

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Baltimore reaches 93 degrees, tying 121-year-old record

Baltimore tied a 121-year-old record high Wednesday afternoon.

Temperatures hit 93 degrees just after 3 p.m., matching a record for Wednesday’s date set May 17, 1896, according to the National Weather Service.

Wednesday’s record was set at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, while the previous mark was set when Baltimore’s point of record was the U.S. Customs House downtown.

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Warm, dry weather trend forecast for 142nd Preakness Stakes

There won’t be a washout at the 142nd Preakness Stakes, and this week’s chilly weather will depart before next Saturday’s race, too.

The weather is forecast to change dramatically next week, with nary a chance for rain and some significantly warmer-than-normal temperatures. That trend is expected to continue through the Preakness.

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Flood warning issued; showers, sunshine forecast after morning downpours

A flood warning is in effect across the Baltimore region after an inch and a half of rain fell Thursday night into Friday morning, but some clearing and sunshine are expected Friday afternoon.

The rain gauge at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport measured 1.49 inches of precipitation from 9 p.m. Thursday through 10 a.m. Friday.

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Near-record mild start to 2017 continues with second-warmest April

So far, 2017 is on pace to be Baltimore's fourth-warmest year on record, after last month ended as the region's second-mildest April on record.

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the region’s point of record since 1950, averaged 60.3 degrees in April. That is slightly closer to normal for May.

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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Monday night

Damaging winds and some isolated tornadoes are possible across the region Monday night as deadly storms move up from the southwest.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 11 p.m. across Central Maryland, including Carroll, Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties and Baltimore City.

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