Autumn arrived Monday, but it sure didn't feel like it as high temperatures surged well into the 90 degree range in many neighborhoods. A front cooled us down briefly Tuesday and once again Wednesday before the big time heat returns.
Limited rain was also to be found with that front extending our streak to 10 consecutive days without rain in Baltimore and keeping us on pace for the 2nd driest September on record at 0.15" of rain.
Limited rainfall looks to remain in the forecast over the next 7 days extending the area of below normal drought throughout much of Central Maryland and the Eastern Shore.
There is a small chance of a shower or storm west of I-83 late Thursday afternoon and then again west of I-81 this weekend ahead. The chance though is slim as limited moisture looks to remain across the area as the jetstream sits north and high pressure wins out.
The bigger story of course will be the heat that builds this weekend. As the jetstream lifts north high pressure will be allowed to strengthen. This will push temps over 90 degrees and in some locations to record levels. The heat will not only last the weekend but for much of next week spelling additional concerns for drought and disappointing those looking for that Fall-like feel.