While the severity and path of the storm grabbing attention is still questionable, the impacts would affect the Baltimore area Sunday afternoon into Tuesday.
The storm, be it Sandy, a hybrid, a nor'easter or a period of rain and wind would advance quickly up the coast and may then stall. Hence, the unusually long period of nasty weather potential.
There is a risk of damaging wind, torrential rain, coastal and flash flooding, power outages, downed trees and travel disruptions only if the storm were to swing inland over the Delmarva or farther south in the mid-Atlantic.
A storm moving swiftly northward just off the coast would only bring a brief period of rain and gusty wind to the Baltimore area with the worst conditions over the Eastern Shore. Chilly, blustery conditions would quickly follow, along with blow out tides.
A storm passing by out at sea would still bring a period of rough surf, gusty winds and beach erosion problems to the Eastern Shore and the Virginia Capes. Spotty showers, followed by clearing and blustery conditions would occur in the Charm City.
More details will become available with this storm over the next few days. However, if you have extensive preparations to do as a precaution, waiting until early next week would be too late.
Even though your home or business may not be on the coast, a more severe storm could result in long-duration power outages, well after the storm departs. A stalled storm would elevate the flooding and damaging wind potential.
Millions of Americans will be disappointed as the recent dry weather and high risk for wildfires across the western United States has put firework bans into effect.
Rain and thunderstorms will threaten parades, barbecues and fireworks displays across portions of the central and eastern United States and the Intermountain West on Independence Day.
Thunderstorms may disrupt July Fourth activities in parts of the central and eastern United States.
Before air conditioning existed, people had to be creative when trying to stay comfortable in sweltering conditions.
While downpours could come calling at the start and finish of the July Fourth weekend in the northeastern United States, the vast majority of the time will be dry.
The recent unsettled weather across the United Kingdom will continue this weekend impacting several outdoor events.
Flooding rainfall continued. Near Olpe, 4.78 fell in 24 hours, causing major flooding. Dexter was completely cut off by flooding, with roadways in and out of town unpassable. Near Williamsburg, 17.25 inches of rain fell over the past 3 days. As of the 30th, Welda's total rainfall for June was about 20 inches.
The second destructive hurricane in nine days hit the Apalachicola-Tallahassee are; several people were killed, but the area sustained only light damage.
Boston, MA (1982)
Second wettest month in 168 years of records (2016 months) June 1982: 13.5", 4" above the all time June record. Wettest month: August 1955, 17"; a foot of that was from Hurricane Diane.