July 4th 2018

Happy Fourth Of July! This Independence Day will break us free of the strongest heat grip, but it will still be hot for parades.  Temperatures will feel about 10 degrees cooler today, but the Heat Index will reach the upper 90s. Showers and storms erupted last night with damage in northern Harford County. Today will once again feature developing storms this afternoon and evening, with a focus north and west of Baltimore. Some may once again have enough fuel for dangerous lightning, hail, and locally heavy downpours. A better chance to remain dry for fireworks this evening in Baltimore, Washington, Annapolis and south to Ocean City.

The storm risk goes way up Thursday evening and Friday as a strong cold front will truly end our heat wave. Plan for a wet Friday, but the weekend will show an improvement with dry weather and a significant drop in temperatures.

Note: BWI reached a high of 99ºF yesterday.

Stats For July 4 in Baltimore

Average High:  87ºF

Record High: 100ºF in 2002

Average  Low: 66ºF

Record Low: 53ºF in 1986

Sunrise: 5:45 AM

Sunset 8:36 PM

*Daylight = 0:44 shorter than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 80ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House


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Morning Set Up

Satellite Loop

You may see the large swirl of moisture or ring of fire just clipping the Mid Atlantic. This will be the edge of the storm development today. Showers and storms will be more likely north of Baltimore and west into the mountains today.




High Temperatures

Max Heat Index

Radar Simulation —> slider

The focus of storms will be north of Baltimore in southern PA early this afternoon, and spread through the evening.  This is NOT precise, but an idea of where they may form and how they may move.

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Rain And Storm Risk: Thursday Evening Through Friday


My High Temperature Outlook

Today: 93ºF

Thursday: 88ºF

Friday: 86ºF

Saturday: 79ºF

Sunday: 80ºF

Monday: 83ºF

Tuesday: 87ºF



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