The weekend is here and drought conditions continue across Maryland despite flooding concerns. Coastal flood warnings and advisories remain in place around the Chesapeake Bay and down at the Maryland beaches as Subtropical Storm Melissa sits close by.
The storms northeasterly component combined with a full Hunter's Moon this weekend has created elevated tidal cycles including some "King Tides." A King Tide is simply a non scientific term for describing a tide that is higher than normal and a tide that occurs a specific season during a full or new moon cycle, according to NOAA. Coastal flooding concerns look to remain through Sunday with no rain to exacerbate the situation.
Besides the flooding concerns we are likely to see extra clouds on both your Saturday and Sunday. The weather pattern overall is quiet this weekend with a weak front stalling south of region Saturday adding some extra clouds during the afternoon period and a disturbance passing south Sunday along the stalled front adding a few more clouds throughout the day. Temperatures will be at or above average with highs around 70s degrees and low temperatures around 50.
Columbus Day stays dry with high pressure overhead and highs in the low to mid 70s. The same can be said for Tuesday as clouds slowly increase throughout the day out ahead of our storm system coming in from the south. This will be the next front providing much needed rain Wednesday and a massive cool-down for late next week. Some location Thursday could have highs in the 50s with morning lows early Friday morning in the upper 30s and low 40s.