storms this weekend in Maryland

By: cws6196 , 2:06 PM GMT on March 24, 2012

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As you have already noticed, there will be rain this weekend. There is a lull in the activity now, but more is on the way as a low pressure system and cold front moves into the area.

TIMING: Rain will be off and on all throughout the weekend, ending late Sunday.

PRECIP: All rain, heavy at times, local amounts could be 2+ inches.

STORMS: Thunderstorms are possible, and some may have hail in them. The greatest risk for storms is in S MD, closer to the instability in VA. The Storm Prediction Center places the areas south of Baltimore in a 2% chance for tornadoes, 5% for strong winds and 5% for hail. Central and Northern VA have a higher chance for this to occur, and with S MD so close we will need to keep an eye on it.

FUTURE: I hate to even mention this, but there is wider talk about it now and I would like you to hear it from me first. Model data is hinting at a possible snow event for us around April 1. Before you think I am totally nuts, I am not forecasting this, just mentioning it. But, snow in April has happened here, and actually, the last time it happened we experienced a Winter similar to this one. But, if there is any snow I do not see it accumulating as the ground has warmed and the earth's tilt to the sun gives us a better angle for quicker melting. Around April 1 there is to be a strong low pressure system in New England, bringing them much snow, and us the back end of the counter clockwise spin of the low.

Next week we will see more seasonal temps, meaning daytime highs in the 60s and evening lows in the 30s. There is a risk of frost and freezing mid week, so look at protecting plants or not planting until next week.

As always, follow me daily on Twitter (@wxmanmd) for weather info, and my Weather Phone will be updated as needed for severe weather (443-470-9804)

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