Much needed rain this past Sunday leads to more drought busting rain this Tuesday ahead. After a beautiful Monday with temps near 70 degrees another cold front is on the move towards the area.
Clouds and spotty showers will overspread the area Tuesday morning as a warm front heads north. This front will be followed up by the cold front from west to east late Tuesday morning into the afternoon hours.The morning rush looks dry for most but plan accordingly with an umbrella.
Southeasterly flow out ahead of the boundary could lead to some down-sloping which will fend the rain off in the Baltimore area until about lunchtime. Our heaviest showers look to develop after lunch into the evening rush before the front clears the area during the overnight hours.
As the front rolls through the area a few thunderstorms can't be ruled out. Instability will remain weak with most of the forcing for severe weather well off to our south. Rainfall amounts will be around 0.5"-0.75" with some localized pockets of 1" or more.
The front clears the area Tuesday night allowing things to turn colder while staying a bit breezy at times. With clearing skies we will have another opportunity to view the Orionids Meteor Shower. Our midweek stretch looks seasonable with tons of sun and highs in the 60s.
Our next chance of rain unfortunately arrives for the weekend ahead. Timing and rain totals remain fuzzy at this time so stay tuned as we gather more model data over the coming days ahead. Long range suggest a cooler and wetter pattern ahead as we round out October and head for November. Just think we are 2 weeks away from sunset times around 5pm.