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Slight storm chances, some clouds in weekend beach forecast

Slight storm chances, some clouds in weekend beach forecast

A decent Saturday, albeit with some slight storm chances, and a gloomier Sunday are expected this weekend in Ocean City.

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More unseasonably cool air to descend on eastern U.S. next week

More unseasonably cool air to descend on eastern U.S. next week

Call it the return of the summer "polar vortex" if you want -- a mass of cool, dry air from the north is forecast to bring more unseasonably cool temperatures next week in Maryland and across the eastern United States.

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Sunshine, low humidity, highs in 80s forecast Friday

Sunshine, low humidity, highs in 80s forecast Friday

High pressure and drier air have moved over the region, bringing sunny skies and low humidity Friday.

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Likely tornado kills at least three on Virginia portion of Delmarva

A likely tornado tore through a campground at the southern tip of the Delmarva peninsula Thursday, killing up to three people and injuring as many as 20 as it overturned vehicles and downed trees, officials said.

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Isolated storms forecast Thursday morning, before clearing, cooling

Isolated storms forecast Thursday morning, before clearing, cooling

Isolated storms are forecast through midday Thursday before cooler, drier air moves in for the afternoon and into the early part of the weekend.

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Strong to severe storms forecast Wednesday evening

Strong to severe storms forecast Wednesday evening

Strong to severe storms were moving through western Maryland early Wednesday evening, expected to bring strong winds, hail and frequent lightning to the Baltimore area later, according to the National Weather Service.

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Heat index around 100, storm chances forecast Wednesday

Heat index around 100, storm chances forecast Wednesday

Temperatures reaching the mid-90s and high humidity are forecast to make it feel like triple digits in Baltimore on Wednesday.

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Watch for Delta Aquarid, Perseid meteors through end of July

Watch for Delta Aquarid, Perseid meteors through end of July

Two meteor showers have their peaks in the coming weeks, but the moon's interference could mean this week and next offer good opportunities to see "shooting stars".

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Mugginess, highs in mid-80s forecast Tuesday

Mugginess, highs in mid-80s forecast Tuesday

More humid air, cloudy skies and highs in the mid-80s are forecast Tuesday.

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Muggy air, cloudy skies forecast Monday

Muggy air, cloudy skies forecast Monday

High temperatures are forecast in the lower 80s Monday, but high humidity will make it feel hotter and uncomfortable to start off a muggy week.

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Clouds, storm chances in beach weekend forecast

Clouds, storm chances in beach weekend forecast

It could be tough to get in a good beach day in Ocean City this weekend, with clouds and storm chances in the forecast.

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More sunshine, highs in lower 80s Friday

More sunshine, highs in lower 80s Friday

Another day of sunny, cool weather is forecast Friday before a cloudy weekend.

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Sunshine, dry air and highs in 80s forecast Thursday

Sunshine, dry air and highs in 80s forecast Thursday

Relatively cool, dry air over the region will bring clear, sunny skies and highs in the mid-80s Thursday.

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Cooler-than-normal weather in forecast for Artscape

Cooler-than-normal weather in forecast for Artscape

Artscape is remembered by many for perennially steamy weather, but that won’t be the case for this year’s edition of the weekend arts and music festival.

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Sunny and unseasonably mild Wednesday

Sunny and unseasonably mild Wednesday

The rest of the week is expected to offer a respite after several days of oppressive humidity and severe thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.

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Three drowned in Maryland waters, search underway for fourth

Three drowned in Maryland waters, search underway for fourth

Three people have died in Maryland waters in as many days, and a U.S. Coast Guard search is underway for another who went missing Monday, authorities said.

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Md. under a severe thunderstorm watch

Md. under a severe thunderstorm watch

Tuesday could see a repeat of damaging afternoon and evening storms that factored into at least one death on Monday, according to the National Weather Service. A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for a large part of the state until 9 p.m. 

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Severe storms hit Baltimore area

Severe storms hit Baltimore area

The Baltimore area had a thunder-filled start to the week, as winds, lightning and heavy rains hit the area around rush hour. Tornado warnings were issued for parts of Baltimore and Harford counties, the last which expired at 6:30. Anne Arundel County had a severe thunderstorm warning until 6:15 p.m.

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Antares rocket makes successful launch from Wallops Island

Antares rocket makes successful launch from Wallops Island

NASA fans got an eyeful Sunday as the Antares rocket successfully vaulted a cargo spacecraft toward the International Space Station.

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Baltimore approaching 2 years without 100-degree temperatures

Baltimore approaching 2 years without 100-degree temperatures

Baltimore is a week away from setting an interesting milestone -- going two years without hitting triple-digit temperatures.

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Sunny and warm with small chance of showers Friday

Sunny and warm with small chance of showers Friday

Friday is expected to be sunny with highs in the mid-80s, though forecasters are calling for chances of scattered afternoon thunderstorms and showers.

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Flash flood warning issued amid downpour

Flash flood warning issued amid downpour

Thursday is expected to be hot and sunny with a small chance for scattered thunderstorms throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service. A flash flood warning was declared Thursday afternoon amid a downpour in the city. The warning is in effect until 6 p.m.

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Baltimore approaching its typical hottest day of the year

Baltimore approaching its typical hottest day of the year

Baltimore is entering the span in which it typically sees its hottest day of the year, according to U.S. climate data.

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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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July 24, 2014
Normal High: 87°
Record High: 101° (2010)
Normal Low: 67°
Record Low: 55° (1985)
Precipitation: 0.00"
Normal Precipitation: 0.14"
Precip. Month to Date: 2.69"
Precip. Year to Date: 30.26"
Snow: 0.00"
Snow Month to Date: 0.00"
Snow Depth: 0.00"
Sunrise: 5:59 am
Sunset: 8:26 pm
Moon Phase: New