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...