Damp, disruptive and deluge are words that can be used to describe the weather at various points this week around Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.
A flow of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and at times from the Atlantic Ocean as well will keep the cloud cover rather extensive most days and humidity levels high through the week.
Along with the moist conditions will be locally drenching downpours, spotty thunderstorms and patchy morning fog that could briefly interrupt travel and outdoor activities.
For fans heading to the Orioles games in the evenings this week, have some raingear handy in case a downpour develops over the ballpark with little notice. Be prepared to take cover if storms approach.
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There will be peeks of sun, breaks of rain-free weather and most showers and thunderstorms will occur during the afternoon and evening hours, but a promise of a particular rain-free part of the day cannot be made in this weather pattern.
High humidity and rather extensive cloud cover will result in not-so-cool nights.
The wettest day of the week appears to be Friday as a front lingering the Midwest finally nears the coast. This day can bring multiple showers and thunderstorms and also the most widespread day of rainfall around Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.
As long as this system keeps moving along, the weekend turn out dry and sunny after a wet start.
Fresh cooler and less humid air will settle over the Washington, D.C., area into the weekend.
Los Angeles will be having a slight increase in temperature as sunny days remain a constant presence over the next several days.
A 10-month-old girl died after being left in a hot car in Kansas Thursday night, according to the Associated Press, as high heat gripped the area.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists are monitoring an area of thunderstorms near Palau for potential tropical development.
Stormy weather will be the theme for the weekend across the Midwest and Ohio Valley with several chances for severe thunderstorms.
A thick, massive band of mayflies traveling along the Mississippi River created a swarm so intense it became visible on National Weather Service radars on July 20, 2014.
Alexandria, NE (1992)
8.0" of rain with severe flooding.
Sandusky, OH (1995)
3.22" of rain in less than 2 hours. Many roads were flooded.
Rowan, NC (1996)
4" of rain in 45 minutes.