Unfortunately the drought continues across Central Maryland and the Eastern Shore. Yes over the last 6 days we have see 3"+ of rain which helps but in reality it is going to take a few more soaking rains to get things back on tracks. Just think from September 1st through October 15th we only received .32" in that 45 day stretch. That small number alone speaks a bit of volume to why we continue to see drought across region.
Once again this drought monitor does not take into account the recent rains of Tuesday nor the rain expected this weekend ahead. We are slowly chipping away at our dusty problems with 3.36" of rain over the last 7 days and more to come as we head into the weekend ahead. A few more chances may even be possible after that for Halloween.
Over the next 7 days Saturday night into Sunday morning and early Sunday afternoon looks to be the best bet for a soaking. Rainfall amounts will be around 0.5"-1" in most locations with locally heavier amounts south and west of Frederick.
Another chance of rain returns to the forecast by the middle of next week. Right now both models vary on a solution for Halloween and the all important times of "Trick Or Treat." Showers look to be possible with much colder conditions expected. High by Thursday could be in the 50s with lows in the 30s and 40s. Rainfall amounts on the other hand look small but of course anything helps.