Rainy day

A pedestrian walks across St. Paul Street in Baltimore on a rainy Monday. (Baltimore Sun photo by Algerina Perna / April 29, 2013)

Marylanders will face a couple more days of gloomy weather before things brighten up again toward the end of the week, according to the National Weather Service.

On the plus side, the stretch of drizzle and rain should wash away some of the masses of tree pollen that have afflicted allergy sufferers for the past few weeks, weather service meteorologist Greg Schoor said.

Schoor said a high-pressure weather system near New England is responsible for the rain and high temperatures in the 60s.

"If you can manage through today and tomorrow and even into Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be a little improvement," Schoor said Monday. "We'll get some peeks of sun and warmer temperatures."

After this weekend, drab weather could return as a low-pressure weather system in the Ozarks moves toward the Mid-Atlantic, Schoor said, though he cautioned it was unclear where that system would go.

Schoor said it is typical for weather to fluctuate drastically in the springtime.

"That's what happens when the seasons change," he said.

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