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Warm front brings summer heat

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Marylanders had a taste of summer yesterday as a warm front from the South sent temperatures soaring to 90 degrees.

At 4 p.m., the temperature at Baltimore-Washington International Airport hit 90 -- the record high for the date at the airport is 91 in 1985 -- according to Jose Marrero, a National Weather Service meteorologist at BWI.

Mr. Marrero said the high in Salisbury on the Eastern Shore was 86, and in Hagerstown in Western Maryland it was 88, both at 4 p.m.

Baltimore temperatures were not available yesterday because of technical problems caused by renovations to the Custom House weather station, but Mr. Marrero said it was possible that the high in the city was 95 degrees.

"This is nice," Mr. Marrero said. "But it'll be a little while before we see this kind of weather again. It'll still be a lot warmer than normal, but we'll be more down-to-earth temperature-wise for this week."

That will start today when a high-pressure system and cold front from the Midwest and Great Lakes regions bring highs in the mid-70s.

The normal high for this time of year is about 65 degrees, Mr. Marrero said.

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