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When weather maps show up on your skirt
Posted: 9:39 PM, Aug 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-27 21:41:05-04
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The magic of TV. I'm sure you are aware by now that us TV meteorologists are usually standing in front of a green screen. And, we can't wear green or we just look like floating heads with arms as the weather graphics are displayed over anything green. So imagine my surprise when I was posting the weather video to the wmar2news.com website... my skirt partially vanished into the weather maps! What in the world happened... I was wearing black, clearly it wasn't green! Well, here is a secret for you... it's not just green we have to avoid. Teal, some gray, some black, anything shinny (like satin) or made with metallic thread has to be avoided. I use to have a director who had me try on every outfit in front of the green screen to make sure it didn't fade into the maps. Every new dress I got, had to be checked in front of the maps for approval. Now, we all know to add fake leather to that list as well, just in case you make an appearance on television one day, you now know "What Not to Wear"!

With all that said, the forecast calls for fog early Wednesday morning. It will be the stickiest day of the week, eventually turning into thunderstorms in the afternoon when a cold front slides through. The front will NOT drop temperatures, but it will usher in dry, crisp air with plenty of sunshine for the end of the work week. Temperatures will be in the low 80s.