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Rain, slightly cooler weather in forecast for Hagerstown

June 09, 2011|By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com
  • Layla King gets a lift out of the water from her father, Larry King, as they enjoy the warm temperatures Thursday at Claude M. Potterfield Pool.
By Ric Dugan, Staff Photographer

It wasn't that long ago that it seemed like the rain and wind would never stop.

Now, the sun has taken over.

The thermometer in Hagerstown hit 95 degrees at 4 p.m., according to weather observer Greg Keefer's website, http://i4weather.net.

That tied the high temperature of the year, which was set on Wednesday.

The highest temperature on June 9 since records have been kept was 98 degrees in 1933, according to Keefer's website.

The National Weather Service predicted a break in the heat on Thursday, calling for possible thunderstorms until 8 p.m.

That time came and went without a storm, but the weather service extended the time for its prediction to 10 p.m., with a 20 percent chance of rain.

The weather service's forecast for Hagerstown for Friday is a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, partly sunny, with a high near 88 degrees.

There also was a chance of showers and thunderstorms Friday night, Saturday during the day, Saturday night and Sunday during the day.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were expected to be sunny, with a high temperature in the high 70s or low 80s.

So far in June, Hagerstown has had about 0.3 inches of rain, Keefer's website said.

May brought 4.52 inches of rain to the city, about 7 percent more than in an average May. Measurable rain fell for eight straight days in the middle of the month, including one day when a tornado hit Maugansville.

April 2011, with 8.07 inches of rain, was the wettest April on record.

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