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With Monday and Tuesday rain, 2018 becomes Baltimore's third-wettest year on record

More than an inch of rain fell across the region Monday, and nearly another inch has come down on Election Day, pushing 2018 to the No. 3 spot among Baltimore’s wettest years on record.

There has now been more than 60 inches of precipitation this year at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall, a total surpassed only in 1889 and 2003. In both of those years, more than 62 inches of precipitation fell.

That means 2018 is less than 3 inches away from becoming Baltimore’s wettest year.

Monday’s precipitation total was 1.23 inches at BWI, and another 0.92 inches of rain fell there Tuesday. That brings the annual precipitation gauge there to 60.06 inches.

Rain is likely to return Friday, when a low-pressure system is forecast to move through the region. After that, sunny and cold weather is expected for the weekend, with Baltimore City’s first widespread hard freeze of the season possible early Sunday morning.

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