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Tropical Storm Bertha forms; not expected to reach U.S. shores

Tropical Storm Bertha forms; not expected to reach U.S. shores

Tropical Storm Bertha formed late Thursday night, forecast to be headed toward the Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, but not U.S. shores.

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July 2014 was Baltimore's coolest since 2009, 17th-mildest on record

July 2014 was Baltimore's coolest since 2009, 17th-mildest on record

July didn't quite feel like mid-summer in Baltimore, with persistently cool air making it one of the mildest in years.

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Rainy, stormy stretch starts Friday, lasting through weekend

Rainy, stormy stretch starts Friday, lasting through weekend

Periods of rain and storms are likely to begin Friday and continue through the weekend, with relatively cool temperatures.

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Highs in upper 80s with clouds forecast Thursday

Highs in upper 80s with clouds forecast Thursday

A gradual warm-up continues Thursday, with highs reaching the upper 80s though still with relatively low humidity in the air.

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Annapolis, Baltimore lead nation for rise in 'nuisance flooding' events

Annapolis, Baltimore lead nation for rise in 'nuisance flooding' events

The average number of days Annapolis and Baltimore see flooding that causes road closures or overwhelmed storm drains has grown ten-fold over the past 50 years, the largest increase in the nation, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Baltimore sets new record low ahead of gradual warm-up

Baltimore sets new record low ahead of gradual warm-up

Baltimore set a record low for the fifth time this month early Wednesday morning, ahead of a gradual warm-up with highs in the lower 80s.

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Atlantic system could become Tropical Storm Bertha this week

Atlantic system could become Tropical Storm Bertha this week

A tropical system that formed off the coast of Africa could become this season's second named storm in the Atlantic, possibly threatening Caribbean islands eventually.

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Baltimore ties record low Tuesday as cool stretch begins

Baltimore ties record low Tuesday as cool stretch begins

The passage of a cold front Monday brings a stretch of cool, dry weather starting Tuesday, with temperatures perhaps failing to top 80 degrees after matching a record low overnight.

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Overnight storms downed trees in Carroll, Baltimore counties

Overnight storms downed trees in Carroll, Baltimore counties

Though overnight storms weren't as severe as forecasters had feared, they still downed trees and brought large hail to some areas north of Baltimore.

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Clouds, highs in mid-80s forecast Monday as cool air moves in

Clouds, highs in mid-80s forecast Monday as cool air moves in

Cloudy skies, slight storm chances and highs in the mid-80s are forecast Monday as cool air moves into the region for the week.

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Clear weather to follow overnight storms

Clear weather to follow overnight storms

Strong winds, thunderstorms and hail Sunday evening were expected to give way to a clear and clement week as a cold front sweeps eastward across Maryland.

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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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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 31, 2014
Normal High: 87°
Record High: 102° (1954)
Normal Low: 67°
Record Low: 54° (1997)
Precipitation: 0.00"
Normal Precipitation: 0.13"
Precip. Month to Date: 2.80"
Precip. Year to Date: 30.37"
Snow: 0.00"
Snow Month to Date: 0.00"
Snow Depth: 0.00"
Sunrise: 6:05 am
Sunset: 8:19 pm
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent