Baltimore Sun

Enjoy today; rain due Thursday

Another perfect autumn day for Marylanders on Wednesday, with seasonable highs in the 60s and crystal clear blue skies. So enjoy it, because we're in for a pretty good dose of rain late tonight and all day Thursday, the weather service says.

The rain chances are just "slight" overnight tonight. But they pick up to 100 percent by Thursday afternoon. The temperature will hold in the chilly 50s. Predictions call for as much as an inch of rain on Thursday in the I-95 corridor, with another quarter-inch possible overnight into Friday.

The good news is that the sunshine returns on Friday, along with some stiff breezes. Kite weather. And the outlook from there is for sunny, pleasant weather right through the weekend and well into next week.


The rain comes to us courtesy of a low-pressure system cranking up now in the Tennessee Valley.  After dropping a dose of rain on us, it will accelerate off to the northeast, shoved along by a windy cold front by Friday, making way for more cool, dry air out of the northwest.

(SUN PHOTO: Amy Davis, October 1998)