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Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Baltimore and Washington this afternoon

Thunderstorms moving through Baltimore and Washington this afternoon

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Baltimore and Washington this afternoon and evening. At 4 p.m., National Weather Service radar shows widespread thunderstorm activity to the west of Baltimore and Washington. This field of storms will gradually shift toward the east later this afternoon and evening. Severe thunderstorm warnings may be issued for selected areas. Heavy rain, strong winds, flash flooding, and dangerous lightning may impact many locations. Check out the Mid-Atlantic radar loop below for updates on the storms as they continue to develop.

Weather Summary

A cold front will approach the area this afternoon and evening. This will result in more showers and thunderstorms developing during the afternoon and evening hours. Some storms may produce heavy rain, gusty winds, and dangerous lightning. At the same time, what is expected to become Hurricane Arthur will approach the Outer Banks of North Carolina; however, its impact will be nonexistent in Baltimore and Washington. Morning cloudiness and showers on Friday will give way to increasing sunshine and lower humidity by the afternoon and evening as the cold front moves to our southeast.

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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