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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 04/30/2010

PM Update: Awesome start to the weekend

By Ian Livingston

Hot and humid Sat/Sun; Some storms?

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Lots of sunshine, low humidity, light refreshing winds and a Friday... Perfect? Just about. Temperatures are topping out around 80 and into the lower 80s this afternoon. Conditions stay very pleasant through the evening, so weekend kickoffs should go off without a hitch. Unlike the "dry heat" that affected the area at the beginning of April, this spell will transform into more of a true summerlike air mass with dew points rising through the 60s on Saturday and even nearing 70 by Sunday.

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Through Tonight: I have to agree with Camden's thoughts from this morning regarding the awesome evening upcoming. Temperatures will slowly settle into the low-or-mid 70s by sunset before dropping to lows in the upper 50s for the suburbs to the lower 60s downtown. Dew points will begin climbing through the 50s though, so humidity may be noticeable by morning.

Tomorrow (Saturday): Mostly sunny skies through much of the day help temperatures soar through the 70s during the morning on their way to afternoon readings in the mid-80s to near 90. By early evening, a shower or storm is possible, with the best shot remaining west of the area into the mid-or-late evening. Most spots should stay dry. Winds will generally be light but may pick up a bit during the day from the southwest.

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By Ian Livingston  | April 30, 2010; 3:15 PM ET
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Found a tiny pile of snow remaining from the huge pile they built here at Goddard cleaning up from the February storms, but it's smaller than a breadbox and probably won't last the day.

Posted by: kevinwparker | April 30, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

There's an early indication of possible severe weather for my next big Friday night dance on May 7. The risk relates to a possible cold front moving south from Pennsylvania.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | April 30, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

are you serious?!?! you still have (had) a pile? u r d man!

i guess the "under-the-wilson-bridge" pile is gone? that's actually the pile i thought would win.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | April 30, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

I thought this post would be off-off topic, but I guess not (two out of three previous posts are about snow piles).

There is still a small patch of snow from the Feb. storms up in Lancaster, PA, documented on the Baltimore Sun weather site. It almost certainly will be gone by next weekend, though. There is an embedded link in the article so you can compare what it originally looked like to what it looks like now.

Posted by: critter69 | May 1, 2010 2:46 AM | Report abuse

Yes, there was still snow left at Goddard, but from a huge pile they built after the storm. There's coverage and photos of it at

Posted by: kevinwparker | May 2, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

thanks for that link and keeping us posted on that status of that pile. i remember you touting this pile just after the storms.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | May 2, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

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