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First of three 'supermoons' to appear Friday, Saturday

First of three 'supermoons' to appear Friday, Saturday

The full moon arrives Saturday morning, and it is the first of three in a row that can be considered a "supermoon."

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Severe thunderstorm watch issued Wednesday

Severe thunderstorm watch issued Wednesday

One more day of heat, humidity and possible storms this week are forecast Wednesday, with highs approaching 90 degrees. A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for most of central Maryland until 10 p.m.

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Severe thunderstorm warnings issued in Baltimore region

Severe thunderstorm warnings issued in Baltimore region

A line of storms brought 60 mph wind gusts and heavy rain across Central Maryland on Tuesday night. 

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Space station supply mission launch slated to be visible Friday afternoon

Space station supply mission launch slated to be visible Friday afternoon

A rocket carrying 3,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station is scheduled to launch Friday afternoon, and should be visible across the mid-Atlantic.

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High humidity, mid-90s and storm chances forecast Tuesday

High humidity, mid-90s and storm chances forecast Tuesday

Uncomfortable humidity and high temperatures in the mid-90s are forecast Tuesday, bringing chances for storms in the afternoon and evening.

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Astronaut shares bird's-eye view of downtown Baltimore

Astronaut shares bird's-eye view of downtown Baltimore

Cockeysville native and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman shared a bird's-eye view of downtown Baltimore with his Twitter followers Monday, the latest in a string of interesting perspectives he has shared.

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Cool July 4 weekend weather tied a record

Cool July 4 weekend weather tied a record

The cool air that descended on the region for a pleasant Fourth of July weekend tied a record in Baltimore and made for the coolest Independence Day here in a decade.

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Heat, humidity return Monday with highs in mid-90s

Heat, humidity return Monday with highs in mid-90s

Hot and humid weather is returning for the early part of the week, with highs in the mid-90s Monday.

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Storms, Arthur disrupt Fourth of July preparations, but weather expected to clear

Storms, Arthur disrupt Fourth of July preparations, but weather expected to clear

It was either Fourth of July fireworks or nature's own pyrotechnics.

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Storms bring hail, wind damage, flooding; BSO cancels concert

Storms bring hail, wind damage, flooding; BSO cancels concert

Storms brought damaging winds, large hail and flooding across the state Thursday afternoon, with more possible later in the evening as a cold front approaches.

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Hurricane Arthur takes aim at Outer Banks for Fourth of July

Hurricane Arthur takes aim at Outer Banks for Fourth of July

Hurricane Arthur is expected to brush the Outer Banks of North Carolina early on the Fourth of July, but forecasts are only taking it further from the Delmarva coast after that.

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Storms forecast Thursday into holiday; OC postpones fireworks

Storms forecast Thursday into holiday; OC postpones fireworks

Storms and heavy rain are forecast Thursday and Friday as a front of cool, dry air and Tropical Storm Arthur converge over the Mid-Atlantic, disrupting Fourth of July fireworks plans in Ocean City but clearing out the heat and humidity for the holiday weekend.

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Arthur prompts Ocean City to shift fireworks to Saturday

Arthur prompts Ocean City to shift fireworks to Saturday

Ocean City officials have postponed the town's Fourth of July fireworks show by a day, saying Tropical Storm Arthur could challenge set-up efforts Friday.

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Forecasts take Tropical Storm Arthur farther offshore, after brushing N.C.

Forecasts take Tropical Storm Arthur farther offshore, after brushing N.C.

The latest forecasts for Tropical Storm Arthur show it well off the coast of the Delmarva peninsula as it passes by on the Fourth of July, but before that it could brush the Outer Banks as a Category 1 hurricane.

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Heat index tops 100; severe storm watch issued

Heat index tops 100; severe storm watch issued

Oppressive humidity and 90-degree temperatures had heat index values pushing 100 degrees Wednesday afternoon and posed risks of severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and large hail in the afternoon and evening.

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Tropical Storm Arthur looms over Fourth of July celebrations, but expected to stay off shore

Tropical Storm Arthur looms over Fourth of July celebrations, but expected to stay off shore

The season's first tropical storm is expected to brush the mid-Atlantic coast just in time for the Fourth of July, but it is a cold front helping steer the system offshore that could deliver storms and heavy downpours before a cooler, drier holiday Friday.

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Tropical Storm Arthur forms, but impact on July 4 in doubt

Tropical Storm Arthur forms, but impact on July 4 in doubt

Tropical Storm Arthur, the season's first Atlantic tropical cyclone, formed by 11 a.m. Tuesday and is headed up the East Coast. But its potential impact on July 4 celebrations remains unclear.

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Heat index forecast to hit upper 90s Tuesday

Heat index forecast to hit upper 90s Tuesday

Temperatures in the lower 90s coupled with uncomfortably high humidity is forecast to make it feel close to 100 degrees Tuesday.

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Season's first tropical storm possible to brush East Coast around July 4

Season's first tropical storm possible to brush East Coast around July 4

A rainy system off the coast of Florida could become Tropical Storm Arthur and sweep up the East Coast late this week into the weekend.

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Clouds, highs around 90 forecast to start hot, humid week

Clouds, highs around 90 forecast to start hot, humid week

This week is forecast to be a hot and humid one, starting with high temperatures around 90 degrees Monday.

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Sunshine, highs in upper 70s forecast for weekend beachgoers

A return to beautiful weather is expected in Ocean City this weekend, with sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s.

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With tropics quiet, hurricane season could get latest start since 2004

With tropics quiet, hurricane season could get latest start since 2004

The tropics are quiet nearly a month into the Atlantic hurricane season, and that could eventually mean the season's latest start since at least 2004.

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Mostly sunny skies, muggy 80s forecast Friday

Mostly sunny skies, muggy 80s forecast Friday

Plenty of sunshine and muggy conditions with highs in the mid-80s are forecast Friday.

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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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Wednesday
Thunderstorms
81° | 79°
Thursday
Thunderstorms
86° | 74°
Friday
Partly cloudy
85° | 69°
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ALMANAC

July 8, 2014
Normal High: 87°
Record High: 100° (2012)
Normal Low: 67°
Record Low: 53° (2000)
Precipitation: 0.19"
Normal Precipitation: 0.13"
Precip. Month to Date: 1.15"
Precip. Year to Date: 28.72"
Snow: 0.00"
Snow Month to Date: 0.00"
Snow Depth: 0.00"
Sunrise: 5:47 am
Sunset: 8:35 pm
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous