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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Baltimore, Washington DC, and Annapolis

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service at Baltimore/Washington has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect until 830 p.m. this evening. The warning includes Baltimore, Washington DC, Annapolis, northern Virginia, and the Eastern Shore of Maryland including Kent Island, Centreville, and Chestertown. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms is quickly approaching the region. Storms may produce wind gusts over 50 miles per hour, large hail, heavy rain, local flooding, and dangerous lightning. Storms are expected to move to the east of the region by the middle of the evening.

Weather Summary

High pressure off the Atlantic coast will produce a southerly flow and will result in hot and humid conditions today. Highs may reach as high as 95 degrees both days along with uncomfortable levels of humidity. There is a slight chance of an afternoon thunderstorm, but most areas will remain hot and dry. A weak cold front will move from west to east across the bay area on Wednesday, knocking off a few degrees from the high temperature and producing isolated thunderstorms. Scattered storms may persist into Thursday as the frontal system becomes stalled just to our south and east. By Friday and Saturday, high pressure will push the front out to sea and sunshine will return along with slightly less humid conditions.

Regional Weather Information

Baltimore average lows and highs

Washington average lows and highs

National Weather Service daily weather discussion

Baltimore/Washington National Weather Service

Chesapeake Bay marine forecast

Mid-Atlantic radar loop

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