Temperatures to drop into the 80s

June 09, 1999

Temperatures are expected to remain in the 80s today, giving the area a break from the 90-plus temperatures that moved into the area Monday.

The high temperature in Hagerstown on Wednesday was 95 degrees, according to local weather observer Greg Keefer.

Today's high is expected to reach the upper 80s with partly cloudy skies, according to Dewey Walston, a forecaster with the National Weather Service, Sterling, Va.

Temperatures will be a comfortable 70 to 75 degrees on Friday, he said.

Saturday and Sunday's forecast calls for sunshine and 80-degree temperatures, which is typical for this time of year, Walston said.

But the wait for rain continues.

The next opportunity for rain in the Tri-State area will come Monday and Tuesday, when "there may be a chance of scattered afternoon thundershowers," he said.

It last rained in Hagerstown on June 2, when 1.42 inches fell, and on June 3 when there was .01 inches of precipitation.


The soaring temperatures this week prompted Washington County school officials to close public schools two hours early Tuesday and Wednesday.

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