Maryland weather: More rainfall expected Saturday night in Baltimore; expect sun by Sunday

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More showers and thunderstorms are likely Saturday afternoon and evening in the Baltimore area, according to the National Weather Service.

Meteorologists are predicting more showers with thunderstorms before 11 p.m. Less than a tenth of an inch of precipitation is expected, barring a thunderstorm that may bring more rainfall.


Sunday will be mostly sunny and warm with a high near 84 during the day, followed by showers and a possible thunderstorm Sunday night before 2 a.m. Monday and Tuesday will be breezy with temperatures reaching the mid-to-high 60s.

The Baltimore area received nearly half an inch of rain by Saturday afternoon, the highest daily precipitation since March 3.


In a normal year, about 11.56 inches of rainfall would have been measured at BWI Marshall Airport by mid-April, based on data collected between 1991 and 2020. This year, only 5.94 inches of rain have been recorded so far at the airport.

Lower rainfall this year contributed to a massive eight-alarm brush fire in Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area on April 4, fire officials said. The blaze, which burned 700 acres of the 1,900-acre Owings Mills grasslands, is believed to be the largest fire in Baltimore County since 1970.

Anne Arundel firefighters responded to another brush fire in Crownsville on Wednesday that was contained after spreading over several acres. The fire came after the NWS issued a Red Flag warning for conditions that allow fires to grow rapidly, such as low humidity and gusty winds. Baltimore County Fire extinguished another brush fire Wednesday after it burned 8 to 10 acres of land in Rosedale.

A NWS severe thunderstorm warning was in place for parts of Baltimore County until 3 p.m. Saturday, with a risk of 60 mph winds and quarter-sized hail.

Saturday’s high was 76. Last week saw the hottest temperatures recorded so far this year, with a high of 89 on Thursday in Baltimore.