BALTIMORE, MD — The National Weather Service and the Weather Channel have released new long-range forecast for the next three months, saying the start of May for Maryland should continue to be chillier than normal. But by June, expect things to warm up as normal.
Maryland and the rest of the Mid-Atlantic region can expect temperatures to be cooler or close to average through May. With June, though, comes warmth. Temperatures will be normal and even above average temperatures at that time, according to the Weather Channel’s predictions.
The Weather Service says that May should bring above-normal temperatures and precipitation overall, although the first half of the month will be cooler than normal.
The three-month outlook forecast was released over the weekend by the Weather Channel, which predicts early summer will be like last year, when temperatures were "fairly tame," running near or slightly above average.
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Here’s a look at the Weather Channel’s long-term forecast, month-by-month:
May: The East Coast can expect near-average or colder temperatures in May. The Southwest will likely experience another month of hotter-than-average temperatures.June: Much of the East Coast will see temperatures that are near or slightly above average.July: While there is the potential for "big-time" heat in much of the West in July, the Northeast will see temperatures that average or slightly above.
Click here to read the full three-month forecast from The Weather Channel.
For now, expect to see plenty of April showers.
Here is the week’s full forecast:
Monday Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Southeast wind 7 to 9 mph.
Monday Night: A slight chance of rain after 3am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. South wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light east after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday: Rain, mainly after 9am. High near 60. Southeast wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tuesday Night: Rain. Low around 53. East wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Wednesday: Rain before 9am, then showers likely, mainly between 9am and 3pm. High near 67. East wind around 6 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Wednesday Night: A chance of showers before 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Friday: A chance of showers after 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday Night: A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 66.
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