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.
A massive area of low pressure will continue to keep much of Europe in a stormy, unsettled pattern through this weekend.
The Blizzard of 2015 took aim at the Northeast Monday into Tuesday, bringing travel to a halt throughout the region, including major metropolitan areas, such as New York City and Boston.
Those in part of northern New England may be reminded of the Blizzard of 2015 early this weekend as a strengthening storm system impacts the region.
A snowstorm will sweep from the Midwest to the Northeast spanning this weekend into Groundhog Day and will cause major travel delays and disruptions to daily activities.
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