Sunny skies return Tuesday after windy Monday

Monday's frontal passage produced wind, scattered showers, no tornadoes

  • Repair crew on contract with BGE make repair on downed power lines at the 2300 block of E. Cold Spring Lane to try to restore electricity to area residents. Strong wind blew over a tree that fell on power-lines and caused damages to at least two power poles.
Repair crew on contract with BGE make repair on downed power… (Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore…)
February 28, 2011|By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun

Marylanders can expect a sunny day Tuesday as high pressure and clear skies move in behind Monday's cold front. The thunderstorms forecasters had predicted ahead of the front on Monday mostly weakened, leaving the region with little more than scattered showers and some gusty late-morning winds that reached 40 mph at Martin State Airport.

Despite the Tornado Watch posted for parts of Southern Maryland, no funnel clouds were spotted, according to Steve Zubrick, science and operations office for the National Weather Service's regional forecast office, in Sterling, Va.

High winds did knock out electrical service for nearly 5,000 BGE customers, according to the utility's website. One last round of gusty winds was possible late Monday before the front finally moved through and skies cleared. Tuesday's forecast high for BWI-Marshall is 47 degrees.

frank.roylance@baltsun.com

Maryland weather blog: Frank Roylance on meteorology

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