Friday June 18 2021

This morning has started off with cool and crisp air again, but this afternoon will warm up. We should hold off storms until tonight, but we may seen an increase in clouds because of a severe storm complex in the Ohio Valley.

More late storms possible Saturday and Fathers Day as it will feel more like summer again. Then next week we watch the influence of a potential tropical storm (Claudette) in the southeast US.


Severe Storm Risk Today



Morning Surface Weather

High Pressure remains in control, but it will be pushed out of the way and switch our winds today.

That complex of storms in the Great Lakes will be the main focus today, and will send clouds our way long before the risk of rain.

Plan for cirrus clouds to lead to fading sunshine. You may see a fire rainbow in he sky early in the afternoon, and a solar halo or sundog this afternoon.



Storms Tonight?

If we get storms, the will be tonight. Here is a snapshot of where that cluster may be at midnight. 

Note: This product has underplayed recent storm events.



Radar Simulation: Midnight to 8 AM Saturday 

Some overnight rumbles of thunder, then the showers fade as they cross Delmarva before daybreak. 





Temps will be warmer along with increased humidity. 

Our chance of storms will be more widespread, but not severe. 

We are more likely to see that round late in the day or again at night.



In Case You Missed It:

Amazing Video of Baltimore Lightning and Storm Photos




Weather Almanac Today: 

Climate Data For Baltimore

Normal Low in Baltimore:  62ºF; Record 48ºF in 1959

Normal High in Baltimore: 83ºF, Record 97º F 1957


Friday Afternoon



Saturday Morning



Saturday Afternoon



 Looking Ahead

Tropical Storm Claudette may get named today in the Gulf of Mexico, then make landfall on Louisiana tonight. 

This storm will pass to our south, but will send two impacts to our region.

  1. Ripples in the atmosphere will help trigger more storms our way 
  2. Additional tropical moisture will feed into the next cold front.

Result: Weekend storms we get will NOT be part of this tropical system, but as it passes to our south, then off of the coast.. It will help enhance our storm risk Monday and especially Tuesday. 

Forecast Animation: European ECMWF Model

8 PM Sat to 8 PM Tue




7 Day Forecast



Sunshine State Of Mind

I am done with the cold and snow (for the season). I am embracing my wife’s mantra of Sunshine State of Mind.

This was designed by Shannon Berk and we will be wearing it through spring and to the beach.

Double Benefit: Proceeds will be split between our nonprofit Just In Power Kids and the development of my new weather website. That has been scheduled to be ready to launch in May.

Sunshine State Of Mind



14 Local Maryland Pages (and York PA)

We have made a page for Maryland Weather which gives you the current conditions for 14 present area locations.

Local Hourly Forecasts and Local Radar
Central Maryland



Bel Air

Carroll County/Westminster




Ocean City

Dover DE

Southern Maryland

Patuxent River 

Washington DC





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