Famine to feast when it comes to recent drought

Over 3" of rain in the last 6 days with more...
The Rain Returns
Posted at 11:11 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 23:12:20-04

What a difference a few days makes in Central Maryland. We go from drought over the last 45 days with 0.32" of rain to over 3.36" in the last 6 days across the region.

Finally we have a month with a surplus of rain. Today (October 22nd) we yielded a little over 0.72" of rainfall putting us at 3.37" for the month which is .99" above the average. Even with that said that is a small chunk of the nearly 4" of rain we need to make up for the year. Either way the recent rain should erase most of the moderate and severe drought concerns.

Our midweek stretch looks great as sunshine returns Wednesday with highs around 65 degrees. High pressure plops itself overhead Thursday allowing temperatures to warm even more with highs around 70 degrees. Return flow continues Friday with similar high temperatures but increasing clouds late in the afternoon hours.

An early look at the weekend suggest a mostly dry Saturday with highs in the low to mid 60s. Sunday brings on the rain as another storm system and front approach the area. This front looks to linger with shower chances into early next week. Long range trends point to a massive cool-down shortly thereafter as we head on into November so stay tuned.