On Saturday, May 19, 2012, about 100,000 people will gather for the Run for the Black-Eyed Susans, at Pimlico, in Baltimore, Md.
For those in attendance for the second leg of the Triple Crown, as well as many other outdoor sporting events in the East, the sun will shine during much of Saturday.
The storm system responsible for days of rain in some locations along the Atlantic Seaboard during the first part of the week will have moved off the coast just enough for a zone of high pressure to take root.
A frontal system moving into the Midwest this weekend should stop short of the I-95 region.
Most folks should find it comfortable Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the region with high temperatures forecast to be in the 75- to 80-degree range each day. Each of these days should bring rain-free conditions.
Unlike that of Louisville a couple of weeks ago, humidity levels will be rather low for the afternoon hours (dew point temperatures in the 50s) beyond Wednesday.
It may feel a tad warmer in the strong May sunshine, especially if you are out in it for several hours. Winds will be light, generally under 10 mph.
If you plan on enjoying the nearby beaches and bays over the weekend, keep in mind that although water temperatures are running between 3 and 7 degrees higher than normal for this time of the year, they are still cool. Water temperatures range from the 50s off much of New England to the 60s off the mid-Atlantic coast and over much of the Chesapeake Bay. The cool water often exerts an influence on adjacent lands areas.
As far as which horse will win, well we don't offer that kind of advise here. However, according to AccuWeather.com Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams, "People will be saying: I'll have another Sunday, just like Friday and Saturday."
Unfortunately, the system offshore may sneak back in from the east later Saturday night and Sunday. If so, clouds will reach part of the I-95 corridor and rain could even reach some coastal areas of the mid-Atlantic.
Warmer air will build from California to Washington on Monday and Tuesday raising temperatures to near-record levels.
Waves of arctic air invading the eastern half of the United States this week will culminate with the coldest weather of the season so far for some areas by the second weekend of February.
The new week will bring more opportunities for snow to create slick travel in the northeastern United States, starting with a winter storm set to sideswipe New England on Monday.
As the first of several waves of arctic air sweep southeastward across the Midwest, just enough snow will occur to cause slippery travel over a broad area into Monday.
Cold and snow showers are in store for the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday but should not significantly impact voter turnout.
As the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers clash for the Super Bowl 50 title in Santa Clara, California, on Sunday, they will do so in one of the most energy-efficient stadiums in the world.
Johnstown, PA (1986)
Lightning during a snowstorm set fire to a church and caused damage.
Boston, MA (1861)
46 degrees on this date, -14 degrees on the 8th, and 60 degrees on the 11th.
Lake Placid, NY (1980)
Still waiting for snow for the 1980 Win- ter Olympics.