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Maryland weather: Potential for rain continues overnight as humid conditions continue into Thursday

Scattered thunderstorms and rain could remain overnight Wednesday as Tropical Depression Fred moves out of Maryland and up to New York, forecasters said.

After less than a tenth of an inch of rain fell across the Baltimore region, the National Weather Service said, temperatures overnight Wednesday will be around 74 degrees.

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The agency said that Wednesday’s low of 78 degrees at BWI Marshall Airport nearly tied the record of 77 set in 1987 and tied in 1995.

Thursday is expected to be mostly sunny, but later in the day clouds will emerge, bringing the potential for some showers or thunderstorms in the evening. The day will still be hot and humid, according to forecasters who said temperatures are expected to range from a high near 90 degrees and a low near 73.

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Picturing Maryland: Tiffany and William Diggs of Towson, with their daughter Addison, huddle under an umbrella during a sudden rain shower Wednesday afternoon as they dash into Trader Joe's in Towson for groceries. Intermittent rain showers alternated with sunshine in the Baltimore area on Wednesday, but more sunshine is expected on Thursday before the threat of rain resumes on Friday. August 18, 2021 p1
Picturing Maryland: Tiffany and William Diggs of Towson, with their daughter Addison, huddle under an umbrella during a sudden rain shower Wednesday afternoon as they dash into Trader Joe's in Towson for groceries. Intermittent rain showers alternated with sunshine in the Baltimore area on Wednesday, but more sunshine is expected on Thursday before the threat of rain resumes on Friday. August 18, 2021 p1 (Amy Davis)

Temperatures throughout the weekend are likely to be slightly cooler than earlier in the week. Rain remains possible.

As Tropical Storm Fred swept through the Baltimore metro area, it caused a flurry of warnings including a tornado warning and watch, a severe thunderstorm warning and a flash flood watch.

The storm made landfall in the Florida Panhandle late Monday afternoon, bringing a torrential downpour, strong winds and downed trees.

At least one death has been reported from the storm — a Las Vegas man whose car hydroplaned near Panama City, Florida, on Monday night and overturned into a water-filled ditch, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

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