Strong storms possible later today

By: cws6196 , 1:16 PM GMT on May 02, 2012

This morning we had a nice little thunder storm to get us going into our day. What a way to wake up! Seriously, I liked it! There is a threat for more, and stronger, thunderstorms later this afternoon. A frontal boundary will be stalled just to our north in PA allowing warm and humid air to build into central and Southern MD. The more this air mass builds, the more unstable the atmosphere, the stronger the storms.

THREAT: It appears the greatest threat for us will be gusty strong winds and hail. Of course, lightning is always dangerous. I don't expect any tornado formation.

TIMING: This is difficult to state since the storms will be triggered by the heating of the day and build up of humidity. My best estimate is after 3:00pm, but if the day heats quicker than that time frame needs to be moved up. As the sun goes down the threat of storms will diminish.

I expect the NWS to issue some sort of watches/warnings as the day progresses. Keep an eye on the sky all day as these storms could form rather quickly.

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