A quick cool-down with a few much needed showers gives way to record breaking heat midweek for much of Central Maryland. September ends like lamb while October rolls in with blistering 90-95 degree heat.
Onshore flow from easterly breezes looks to kept the clouds and a few sprinkles in place across much of the Baltimore metro today.Steady rain stayed south and west of the area with some locations even measuring over 0.5".
High temperatures will hang out in the upper 60s and low 70s thanks to cloud cover with elevated humidity values. Humidity will slowly drop throughout the day as high pressure to our south nudges back into the area.
This high pressure system will accompany a warm frontal boundary that will give us a blast from August pass during the first two days of October. High temperatures will be in the mid 80s Tuesday followed up by the mid to upper 90s Wednesday and close to 90 degrees Thursday before the pattern flips over. The record by the way for Wednesday October 2nd is 89 degrees from 1968 and should be easily attainable with the blast of heat moving in.
We FINALLY feel like Fall by the end of the workweek into the weekend. High temperatures will dive 15-25 degrees from highs in the 90s midweek to highs only in the 60s Saturday into Sunday. Overnight lows will also be in the mid to upper 40s giving us a refreshing feel and those "Pumpkin Spice" connoisseurs something to enjoy.
Besides the heat we do get a small chance at some much needed rain Thursday into Friday. Unfortunately it won't be in time for us to stop us from entering the record books for the second driest September on record. There is some promise though on the horizon as long term projections show increased chances for rain during the middle of October but unfortunately more heat. Stay tuned!!