The skies will clear for a hot, sunny day Monday, just in time for July Fourth barbecues and nighttime fireworks, according to a National Weather Service forecast for the Baltimore area — and then cloud up Tuesday as the city returns to work.
The weather service projects a high temperature in the mid-80s in the Inner Harbor on Independence Day with mostly sunny skies. Monday night will continue to be dry. Temperatures will drop overnight into the mid-60s, and the clear sky will begin to cloud over.
Monday’s near-perfect weather will help to salvage a holiday weekend that included thunder, lightning and a torrential downpour Saturday night. The sun and dry weather will linger into Tuesday morning, the weather service said, with high temperatures in the mid-80s. Light winds will come from the south, with gusts up to 20 mph.
There will be a 40% chance of rain Tuesday afternoon, increasing to 50% in the evening, the weather service said. Low temperatures Tuesday night will be in the 70s.