Here we go again!
Severe weather has been on tap for much of this week. Why? You may ask.
Well, there has been a frontal boundary hanging out, waffling back and forth to the north and to the south. Today, it will continue to move north which will put Maryland in the warm sector, that's the area between the warm front and the cold front. The warm sector is often where severe weather breaks out.
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has most of the viewing area in a marginal risk for severe thunderstorms. On a scale of 1-5, 5 being the worst, we are at a 1. The primary threats will be damaging gusty winds and small hail.
Both temperatures and dew points, the measure of the moisture in the air, will rise. By this afternoon, highs will be in the mid to upper 80s. If we receive more sunshine, highs will be closer to 90 degrees. Plus, if the high temperature reaches 90 degrees, we will tie the record, which was set last year in 2018. Prior years, the first 90 degree day arrived on May 17, 2017, May 26, 2016, and May 28, 2015.
Unfortunately, more severe weather is possible again on Friday, so stay tuned!