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By: cws6196 , 4:56 PM GMT on September 12, 2013
Well, it looks like our rain and storm drought may end later this afternoon. Today is the last day for hot and humid conditions as a cold front is approaching from the NW later this afternoon. Once the front moves through the temps will drop about 20 degrees. But, the approach of the cold air interacting with our warm humid air is part of the recipe we need for strong storms.
TIMING: The strongest of the storms are possible after 3:00pm today and into the early evening. The stronger storms should be in central and northern MD, although S MD still has the potential for scattered storm activity.
THREATS: Heavy rainfall, gusty damaging wind and hail are the main threats. There is a low tornado threat, but always be on alert.
As I am writing this the NWS just issued a Thunderstorm warning for central MD. These warnings will become frequent as the afternoon progresses. I will keep you posted best I can. Follow me on Twitter (@wxmanmd) for storm and weather updates.
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