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By: cws6196 , 1:58 PM GMT on July 20, 2012
update Fri afternoon
I'm sure most of you aren't complaining about the cloud cover and cooler temps. It appears the boundary remains stationary and the cloud cover will not dissipate. What this means is scattered rain this afternoon and scattered thunderstorms earlier in the evening. Storms which do develop should not be severe. The main threat remains heavy rainfall. So just because you don't yet see storms doesn't mean they aren't coming, but I do believe they will be less intense than we have seen these past couple days.
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original post Fri morning
All I can say is, if you don't want severe storms hope for the cloud cover to remain. Today's forecast is similar to yesterday's, although the threat is now greater for Southern MD than it has been. As the boundary I mentioned yesterday slowly moves into the area, storms ahead of the front fire up. Since the front is shifting more to the SE, Southern MD is closer to the action. But, all of central MD is in for the action. This unknown today is the cloud cover. If the clouds break and the sun comes out to heat the atmosphere the storms could be stronger. If it stays cloudy the storms should be weaker.
TIMING: Scattered rain is possible all day, although the storms should be after 1:00pm into the evening.
THREATS: Heavy rainfall and flash flooding, strong wind and hail.
We have a Flash Flood Watch issued from noon until later this evening. Thunderstorm products could be issued later today. I will post updates as needed.
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