We had a warm day yesterday as temperatures rose well into the 80s. As expected a weak cool front did edge into the area, and that cooled down some folks near the shore and on the Eastern Shore.
Today, that boundary will gradually move north.
High pressure is in the region along with that front. So we’ll have a good amount of sunshine today with some passing clouds. We will have another warm day with highs in the mid-upper 80s. There may be a couple of 90s inland and south. There will be some cooler temps near the shore.
Winds will be out of the south/southwest at 8 mph to 12mph.
Tomorrow the heat is on! The front will lift even farther north than today. Winds will be out of the southwest at 8 mph to 12mph with lots of sunshine. So high temperatures will make a run for 90 degrees.
That is way above the average high of 72 for this time of year. It’s also not too far away from the record high of 92 degrees (2010). Keep in mind too that the humidity is up. Dew points will be in the mid 60s today and tomorrow. That means that the heat index will likely be in the low-mid 90s on Thursday afternoon. Kids in after school sports and folks that work outside will need ot stay hydrated.
Again, this is June-like weather in early May.
We’ll have more clouds on Friday and possibly an isolated shower at the end of the day. High temps will be back in the 80s. We’ll be near 80 on Saturday with mostly cloudy skies. There will be some scattered showers and a few storms forming later in the day. At this time it looks like it will be during the afternoon, and they will probably increase during the evening.
Rain showers will continue Saturday night into Sunday morning. That is not set in stone as the models disagree on the timing of the rain. So check back for updates if you have outdoor weekend plans. Hopefully, by tomorrow the models will come in line together. Stay tuned for updates!
In U.S. news…NOAA has an “EPIC” plan to improve computer model forecasting. According to a new article, the acting head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is making it his goal to improve the GFS forecast model. Meteorologist Neil Jacobs has proposed the Earth Prediction Innovation Center “EPIC”.
This center includes an increasing focus on research to improve the model. This will also potentially include more money from the U.S. budget. Some of the money will go to training meteorologists outside of NOAA to be able to use and work with the model. The opening up of the model’s code to the public will hopefully provide a positive feedback for NOAA to make improvements. Possibly directly. This could really payoff in the end if it works. Mr. Jacobs was appointed by the Trump administration. Here is the article with more information: EPIC move to improve the GFS model.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler