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'Bermuda high' means a summer-like Memorial Day weekend is ahead

'Bermuda high' means a summer-like Memorial Day weekend is ahead

Actual summer-like weather -- sunshine, a little heat and maybe some storms -- is forecast for the unofficial start to the season this weekend.

For weeks, Maryland and the rest of the eastern United States has been caught in what meteorologists call a trough of low pressure. That has brought cool air from the north and east, and plenty of moisture.

But what is known as a "Bermuda high" is expected to set up Wednesday night and persist into Memorial Day on May 30, according to the National Weather Service's Baltimore/Washington forecast office.

In that setup, high pressure parks itself out in the Atlantic over Bermuda, and because such systems rotate...

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