Tonight, when a capacity crowd of 80,000 pack into M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, vibrant, flashing lights will fill the venue - and possibly the heavens above. There is about a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in Baltimore this evening, and a slight risk the storms could be severe. The main impacts with any evening storms would be downpours and lightning. NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center indicates a small but not insignificant “wind and hail” threat (15 percent odds).
Irrespective of the storm risk, the air will be thick and bordering on the uncomfortable. Suggestion: hydrate (with water, not alcohol). Temperatures should fall from the very humid low 80s at 7 p.m. (when the concert begins) to the upper 70s by around 11 p.m.
Concert-goers should hope this lyric from U2’s 2002 release “Electrical Storm” doesn’t prove fateful:
Sure hope the weather will break soon/The air is heavy, heavy as a truck/Need the rain to wash away our bad luck
Well, If the sky can crack, there must be some way back/To love and only love