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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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Tuesday's rainfall was a 500 to 1,000-year event, meteorologists say

Tuesday's rainfall was a 500 to 1,000-year event, meteorologists say

Nearly four inches of rain fell in the span of one hour at BWI on Tuesday, an event that can be expected to occur only once every 500 to 1,000 years, according to the National Weather Service.

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More sunshine, low humidity forecast Thursday

More sunshine, low humidity forecast Thursday

Mostly sunny skies, low humidity and highs in the 80s are forecast Thursday as a stretch of pleasant if not unseasonably cool weather continues.

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Satellite image shows massive rain system

Satellite image shows massive rain system

Satellite images of the storm that caused historic flooding in Baltimore and other parts of the Northeast show a system massive enough to rival some tropical storms that have hit the region.

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Rainfall surpassed 10 inches in northern Anne Arundel

Rainfall surpassed 10 inches in northern Anne Arundel

The Green Haven area of Pasadena saw the highest reported rainfall in Tuesday's storm, 10.32 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

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Sunshine, highs in mid-80s forecast after the rain

Sunshine, highs in mid-80s forecast after the rain

Clear skies and sunshine and highs in the mid-80s are forecast Wednesday, with the low-pressure system that dumped rain on the region Tuesday off to the northeast.

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Annapolis, Baltimore lead nation for rise in flooding events

Annapolis, Baltimore lead nation for rise in flooding events 

Tuesday's flooding may have been extreme, but it wasn't unfamiliar for much of the region.

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Heavy rains lead to water rescues, road detours

Heavy rains lead to water rescues, road detours 

Tuesday's torrential rain — the most to fall in one day in more than 80 years — shut down portions of major roadways, stranded dozens of motorists, including some who had to be rescued, and caused dangerous flash floods throughout the region.

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Record rainfall causing widespread flooding, rescues

Record rainfall causing widespread flooding, rescues

Heavy rain led to flash flooding that closed roads and required widespread swift-water rescues from trapped vehicles Tuesday.

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Highs in mid-80s Monday; rain likely late

Highs in mid-80s Monday; rain likely late

Some sunshine and highs in the mid-80s are forecast Monday before wet, unsettled weather moves in Monday night through Tuesday.

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O'Malley proposes $5k grants for flood victims

O'Malley proposes $5k grants for flood victims

Residents inundated by June floods in Western Maryland can apply for $5,000 in state cash, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Friday.

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Tropical storm warning lifted for Hawaii

Tropical storm warning lifted for Hawaii

A tropical storm warning has been lifted for all Hawaii, after the storm, Iselle, battered the state, said Ray Tanabe, acting director of the National Weather Service in the Pacific region.

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Sunshine, temperatures in 80s forecast Friday

Sunshine, temperatures in 80s forecast Friday

Mostly clear skies and relatively dry air are forecast to remain over the area Friday, with temperatures in the 80s for most of the day.

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El Niño watch continues, but chances slip

El NiƱo watch continues, but chances slip

Climate forecasters still expect El Nino to develop this fall or winter, but the chances have fallen to about two in three.

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Year's largest 'supermoon' rises Sunday night

Year's largest 'supermoon' rises Sunday night

The largest full moon of 2014 rises Sunday, brightening the night sky just as the annual Perseid meteor shower peaks.

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Sunshine, low humidity, highs in upper 80s forecast Thursday

Sunshine, low humidity, highs in upper 80s forecast Thursday

Sunshine is forecast to bring hotter temperatures Thursday, with highs in the upper 80s, but low humidity will help make it feel more comfortable.

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Tropical Storm Bertha causing spike in surf injuries in Ocean City

Tropical Storm Bertha causing spike in surf injuries in Ocean City

Ocean City lifeguards have reported a spike in injuries among swimmers caught in dangerous wave breaks the past two days as Tropical Storm Bertha's passage stirs up the seas.

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Highs around 90 and storm chances forecast Wednesday

Highs around 90 and storm chances forecast Wednesday

Temperatures could reach 90 degrees and scattered storms are possible Wednesday before another cool, dry stretch begins.

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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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ALMANAC

August 20, 2014
Normal High: 85°
Record High: 105° (1983)
Normal Low: 65°
Record Low: 49° (1998)
Precipitation: 0.00"
Normal Precipitation: 0.11"
Precip. Month to Date: 7.13"
Precip. Year to Date: 37.50"
Snow: 0.00"
Snow Month to Date: 0.00"
Snow Depth: 0.00"
Sunrise: 6:24 am
Sunset: 7:55 pm
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent