Temperatures rising to mid-80s in Baltimore on Tuesday

April 09, 2013|By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun

Temperatures surpassed 80 degrees across the Baltimore area by noon on Tuesday, forecast to rise a few degrees further with some clouds and slight breezes, according to the National Weather Service.

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport started off the morning from a low of 61 degrees. The temperature rose to 70 degrees by 9 a.m. and 80 degrees by noon.

The Inner Harbor reached 83 degrees by noon.

It was the first time the region surpassed the 80-degree mark since Oct. 24.

A steady 10 mph breeze is forecast throughout the day, with partly to mostly cloudy skies.

The winds are expected to be warm from the southwest. A pattern similar to what is known as a Bermuda high is setting up for Tuesday through Thursday, according to forecasters. In that pattern, high pressure systems are known to set up off the East Coast, circulating warm, humid air from the Gulf Coast up toward the Northeast.

Wednesday, the air could get even hotter -- the weather service is predicting highs in the upper 80s with partly cloudy skies.

Thursday is expected to bring a change in the weather pattern. Highs could still reach the lower 80s, but showers and thunderstorms could pass through in the evening. Beyond that, highs are forecast closer to normal in the 60s.

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