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By: cws6196 , 5:04 AM GMT on January 30, 2013
A wild last week of January! The warm air will continue to impact us on Wednesday with a southerly flow of air and moisture. Fog may develop in the morning and the rest of the day will be somewhat cloudy. How much cloud cover versus the amount of sun breaking through will help to destabilize the atmosphere and assist with stronger storms. But, clouds or not, the potential for severe weather still exists due to the dynamic interaction of the warm air, approaching cold front and low level strong jet streams.
Here is how I see Wednesday:
TIMING: Late afternoon into the late evening. This is a fast moving system.
PRECIP: All rain, heavy at times with localized areas receiving close to 2 inches of rain.
THREATS: The main threat will be strong damaging winds arriving late evening. Localized flooding is a slight concern. Tornado formation is not likely, but be aware of your surroundings and have your weather radio active.
There is also a chance for snow once the cold front moves through. It is still a bit early for specifics, but here is how I see it:
TIMING: Late Thursday night into Friday morning; then again Saturday into Sunday. Maybe early next week ...... ??
ACCUMULATION: Not too sure just yet, but both of these snow chances are minimal accumulations with more snow for those west and north of Baltimore, although S MD could see some flakes and maybe a dusting.
I will have another update late Wednesday evening, but if watches/warnings are issued I will do my best to update you here and on Twitter (@wxmanmd) and my Weather Phone: 443-470-9804.
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