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By: cws6196, 2:36 PM GMT on April 30, 2014
The rain continues through today, heavy at times. We are under a flood warning issued by the NWS. Localized flooding is possible as well as street flooding. Thunderstorms are possible later this afternoon into the overnight hours. The Storm Prediction Center has us under slight risks for damaging wind, hail and tornadoes. These are real possibilities, although, if we stay covered by clouds for most of today our chances for severe weather are diminished. As I mentioned yesterday, S MD has the greatest risk for severe weather, but we all need to be aware of our surroundings as the day progresses. I am skeptical that we will experience severe storms, but heed all local warnings, and if you are out and about today, have a safety plan in mind, just in case.
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By: cws6196, 4:25 PM GMT on April 29, 2014
The storm system that has been affecting the south is moving toward Maryland giving us copious amounts of rain and the possibility for storms tomorrow. Our storms tomorrow will not be as severe nor intense as the south has experienced. We can expect the rain to last through Thursday evening, with a few breaks here and there. By Thursday we could have 3-5" of rain accumulated and this is the reason the NWS has issued the Flood Watch. Localized flooding is possible since the ground is saturated.
The severity of the storm possibility tomorrow will depend somewhat on the amount of cloud cover and temperature. If the clouds break up for some time, allowing heating of the lower atmosphere, the storms could be more severe. I see the greatest risk for the stronger storms to be in the southern portions of southern MD, although storms could occur in central and N MD too. The greatest risk from these storms will be damaging winds and hail. I feel there is a slight risk for tornadoes, again, mainly in S MD. The Storm Prediction Center has placed S MD in a 15% chance for severe storms, and the rest of us in a 5% chance.
I will have another update either late tonight or tomorrow morning. Follow me on Twitter (@wxmanmd) for daily weather tidbits and updates.
By: cws6196, 11:52 PM GMT on April 14, 2014
As I previously mentioned, the NWS has issued a Freeze Watch for us for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. I would not be surprised if they issue another one for Wednesday night. A strong cold front will move through the area mid-Tuesday dropping temps 20-30 degrees by evening. Wednesday's high temp will be in the mid 40s, maybe close to 50 for some. Tuesday and Wednesday overnight low temps will be in the low 30s.
TIMING: Rain will start from the SW and move NE from late evening through the overnight hours, lasting through Tuesday night.
PRECIP TYPE: Rain will be the precip type, but there is a slight chance for wet snow to mix in with the rain late Tuesday in areas N and W of Baltimore. If you see snow there will be no accumulation.
THREATS: Wind is the main threat, with gusts increasing into Tuesday evening into the 20s mph. Thunderstorms are possible Tuesday morning before noon. Wind damage is the main threat, with the more severe storms S and E of I-95.
I will have another update Tuesday as conditions warrant. Follow me on Twitter (@wxmanmd) for daily weather tidbits and updates.