Saturday, September 29, 2012

Rainy Saturday?
Not Anymore...

7:30 AM EDT 9/28 (Maryland Team) Concerns earlier this week about Saturday showers from a stalled front along the Mid-Atlantic turned into "much ado about nothing." Thanks to High pressure pushing southeast behind the front, cooler and drier air has overtaken conditions for a majority of the Mid-Atlantic as indicated by this latest NOAA surface analysis as of earlier this morning. Those organizing or attending public events such as the Baltimore Book Festival  or the Harford County Wine Festival and many other grand activities  can bask confidently in the sunshine today!

Outdoor events in the Southeast may have to contend with occasional showers or a brief thunderstorm as daytime heating and Gulf moisture are likely to interact, fueling instability. Looking ahead, a vigorous storm system in the Southern Plains will move along the southern edge of the front, picking up moisture and energy as it does. Heavy rain in the Southeast on Sunday will press toward the Mid-Atlantic Monday into Tuesday as indicated in this NOAA precipitation projection below for 8 AM Monday morning.

But for now, those who were fearful of a rain-filled fracas at their festival can raise a glass to the forecast! Enjoy this weekend's sunny gift from Mother Nature. 

NOAA 48-hour Quantitative Precipitation Forecast
for 8 AM Monday 10/1

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