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Thur afternoon UPDATE to Maryland severe weather

By: cws6196 , 4:52 PM GMT on June 13, 2013

We are currently under a Flash Flood Watch and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch through this evening, although, as I mentioned last night, the clouds and morning rain took away a lot of the instability and fuel for storms. The latest SPC moved all the severe weather out of Maryland and into VA. ....

.... But, that doesnt mean there wont be storms later this afternoon. Storm formation is not just dependent on the amount of sun light and heating. As other factors are still in play we all need to be cautious. Storms may pop up suddenly, as one did in S MD late last night. Just because there is no tornado watch does not mean an isolated twister can't happen.

I must say, though, that as I have ranted here and on Twitter, the fact that no derecho formed (never thought it would) and now the severe threat is moving south of us, media outlets need to stop hyping the weather and scaring people. I tried to present a balanced forecast here and I hope it was helpful. But again, the threat for storms does exist for us today.

TIMING: Most of the storm activity should start after 3:00pm.

LOCATIONS: Central and S MD are in play, although S MD could get the brunt of the storms (as I mentioned in an earlier post).

THREATS: Damaging wind and flooding rain. Tornado threat is low but formation is still possible.

Follow me on Twitter (@wxmanmd) for storm updates.

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