Summer-like humidity approaching uncomfortable levels

March 23, 2012|By Scott Dance

We've had a good taste of early spring; now it's time for a little summer. Humidity is approaching levels more likely seen in May or June.

Downtown, at the Sun weather station on Calvert Street, temperatures reached 80 degrees at 3 p.m. with a dew point of 62 degrees, which means a sticky feeling at the low end of uncomfortable territory for most people. Earlier this morning, there was 81 percent relative humidity and the dew point reached as high as 66.

BWI Airport reported 80 degrees and a dew point of 52 as of 2 p.m. 

It could likely be the hottest day of what has already been such a warm year. BWI reached 80 degrees March 13, and it could inch past that today. The record for March 23 is 82 degrees, but it looks like we'll just miss it, once again.

(The average temperature for today's date in Baltimore is 56, with a low of 36.)

Get used to feeling wet -- a couple of inches of rain are on the way this weekend.

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