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WJZ Monday weather update [Video]

WJZ Monday weather update [Video]

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Almanacs predict cold, snowy winter

Almanacs predict cold, snowy winter

The almanacs are out with their winter predictions. The Old Farmer's Almanac published since 1792 and the Hagers-Town Town and Country Almanack (since 1797) and Farmers' Almanac (since 1818) all are predicting a very cold winter with above-average amounts of snow for the Mid-Atlantic.

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One more day of low humidity, sunshine forecast Friday

One more day of low humidity, sunshine forecast Friday

Low humidity, sunny skies and highs in the mid-80s are forecast Friday before muggy air brings clouds and storm chances for the weekend.

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Baltimore could fail to hit 90 degrees in August for first time since 1984

Baltimore could fail to hit 90 degrees in August for first time since 1984

Baltimore still hasn't hit 90 degrees this month, despite forecasts it might have Wednesday. With perhaps one more chance to hit the mark, it could be the first August without 90-degree temperatures here in 30 years.

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Swimming restrictions in place in Ocean City as Cristobal stirs up seas, drowning Va. teen

Swimming restrictions in place in Ocean City as Cristobal stirs up seas, drowning Va. teen 

The Coast Guard rescued three people near Ocean City's inlet Wednesday when their 17-foot boat capsized, and a Virginia teen drowned in a rip current there Tuesday as town officials limited beachgoers to wading as Hurricane Cristobal continues to churn up Mid-Atlantic waters.

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Sunshine, highs in mid-80s forecast Thursday

Sunshine, highs in mid-80s forecast Thursday

Clear, sunny skies, reduced humidity and highs in the mid-80s are forecast Thursday.

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Three rescued after boat capsizes near Ocean City

Three rescued after boat capsizes near Ocean City

The Coast Guard rescued three people near Ocean City's inlet Wednesday when their 17-foot boat capsized in the rough waves.

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Muggy summer weather forecast for Labor Day Weekend

Muggy summer weather forecast for Labor Day Weekend

While it hasn't felt like a typical summer in Baltimore, the season will end with hot, muggy weather and possible storms over Labor Day Weekend here. Sunshine is meanwhile forecast in Ocean City.

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August's first 90-degree day forecast Wednesday

August's first 90-degree day forecast Wednesday

Temperatures could break into the 90s for the first time this month Wednesday under sunny skies.

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Hurricane Cristobal forecast to bring dangerous rip currents to U.S. shores

Hurricane Cristobal forecast to bring dangerous rip currents to U.S. shores

Cristobal reached hurricane status late Monday, and though the storm is expected to stay clear of land, National Hurricane Center forecasters warned of dangerous rip currents expected up the East Coast.

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Sunshine, highs in mid-80s forecast Tuesday

Sunshine, highs in mid-80s forecast Tuesday

Clear skies and sunshine with temperatures in the 80s are forecast Tuesday.

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This month on pace to be Baltimore's third-coolest August on record

This month on pace to be Baltimore's third-coolest August on record

It may be the dog days of summer, but Baltimore didn't break out of the 70s this weekend, continuing a trend that has this month on pace to be the third-coolest August here on record.

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Tropical Storm Cristobal tracking offshore, like Bertha

Tropical Storm Cristobal tracking offshore, like Bertha

Tropical Storm Cristobal is following much the same path as Hurricane Bertha took, expected to stay well off the Atlantic coast as it heads north, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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Rain possible Friday afternoon and evening

Rain possible Friday afternoon and evening

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible Friday afternoon, with a high in the upper 80s, according to the National Weather Service.

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Severe storms possible across the region Thursday night

Severe storms possible across the region Thursday night

Severe storms were forming Thursday evening just north of the Mason-Dixon Line and were expected to bring risks of damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes to the Baltimore area, according to the National Weather Service.

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Hurricane forecasters watching season's possible third named storm

Hurricane forecasters watching season's possible third named storm

A system of rain and thunderstorms about 350 miles east of the Lesser Antilles islands could become the third named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season within the next several days, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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More storm chances, high humidity forecast Thursday

More storm chances, high humidity forecast Thursday

Oppressively muggy air over the region Thursday is forecast to help fuel storm chances in the afternoon and evening.

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Storms could bring heavy rain, strong winds Wednesday afternoon, evening

Storms could bring heavy rain, strong winds Wednesday afternoon, evening

Severe thunderstorms were moving through Western Maryland on Wednesday afternoon and could bring periods of heavy rain and damaging wind gusts to the Baltimore area later.

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Cloudy skies, evening storm chances forecast Wednesday

Cloudy skies, evening storm chances forecast Wednesday

Mostly cloudy skies, temperatures in the 80s and evening storm chances are forecast Wednesday.

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Clouds, humidity, highs in lower 80s forecast Tuesday

Clouds, humidity, highs in lower 80s forecast Tuesday

Cloudy skies, uncomfortable humidity and temperatures reaching the lower 80s are forecast Tuesday.

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Afternoon storm chances, highs in lower 80s forecast Monday

Afternoon storm chances, highs in lower 80s forecast Monday

Increasing humidity along with afternoon storm chances are forecast Monday, with temperatures mostly in the 70s.

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Catch closest view of Jupiter, Venus pairing this year

Catch closest view of Jupiter, Venus pairing this year

The two brightest planets in the sky, Venus and Jupiter, will appear side by side in the early-morning sky Monday. At only a quarter of a degree apart, it's the closest two planets will appear in our sky this year, according to EarthSky.org. Look low in the eastern sky about 5 a.m., an hour before dawn, and see them into the morning twilight. Though they look close, they are hundreds of millions of miles apart.

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Sunshine, highs in upper 70s on fall-like Friday

Sunshine, highs in upper 70s on fall-like Friday

It feels like fall today, with low humidity, morning lows in the 50s and highs forecast in the upper 70s.

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ABOUT THE BLOGGER


Scott Dance is The Baltimore Sun’s weather blogger, having covered Hurricane Sandy, the 2012 “derecho” and statewide tornado outbreaks, and all the snow, summer heat and floods in between. As The Sun’s science reporter, he has explained everything from particle physics theory to groundwater geology to medical research funding challenges. He is a Timonium native.

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Partly cloudy
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September 1, 2014
Normal High: 83°
Record High: 99° (1962)
Normal Low: 63°
Record Low: 53° (1963)
Precipitation: 0.08"
Normal Precipitation: 0.11"
Precip. Month to Date: 0.08"
Precip. Year to Date: 38.35"
Snow: 0.00"
Snow Month to Date: 0.00"
Snow Depth: 0.00"
Sunrise: 6:35 am
Sunset: 7:37 pm
Moon Phase: Quarter
September 2, 2014
Normal High: 83°
Record High: 99° (1953)
Normal Low: 62°
Record Low: 50° (1892)
Normal Precipitation: 0.12"
Sunrise: 6:36 am
Sunset: 7:35 pm
Moon Phase: Quarter