WHAT? A SUMMER COOL SPELL? Canadian high pressure system brings perfectly pleasant weather to region.


If you are appreciative of the sparkling skies and pleasant temperatures in the Baltimore region today, look to the north with thanks and look forward to tomorrow when there will be much of the same.

Fred Davis, a National Weather Service meteorologist at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, said today a high pressure system that originated in Canada swept through the area last night and will dominate the weather through tomorrow.

A low of 57 degrees was recorded at 5:30 a.m. at BWI. The average low temperature for this time of the usual sweltering Baltimore summer is 67 degrees.

High temperatures will be in the low 80s today and tomorrow.

Mr. Davis said nighttime lows in the outlying areas of metropolitan Baltimore will be in the mid 50s and low 60s in the city.

Precipitation might move into the area with a chance of scattered showers Saturday and Sunday.

But by any measure, last weekend's clear weather and today's halt in the summer heat is a respite from the usual Baltimore summer menu of heat and humidity.

"We've been getting a lot of good breaks this summer," Mr. Davis said. "Usually, you will see for several consecutive weeks the dreary humidity and temperatures in the upper 90s.

"Sometimes there's just no explanation for weather developments," he said. "At times like these, perhaps it's just best to just enjoy it."

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