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Strong thunderstorms heading toward Baltimore and Washington this evening

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Strong thunderstorms heading toward Baltimore and Washington this evening:

At 11 p.m. National Weather Service radar indicates and expanding area of strong thunderstorms developing to the north and west of Baltimore and Washington. This area appears to be moving toward the cities and may impact the region sometime between midnight and 2 a.m. Some thunderstorms may produce strong winds, hail, heavy rain, local flooding, and dangerous lightning. Although no current watches or warnings have been posted for central Maryland, this may change if the area of thunderstorms remains strong and intact.

Weather Summary

High pressure off the coast is producing a warm and humid flow of air over the region. Meanwhile, a strong cold front is approaching Baltimore and Washington from the northwest. As the front clashes with the warm, moist air in place over the Middle Atlantic states, widespread thunderstorms will develop this evening and will persist into Monday morning. As the front moves to our south and east on Tuesday, beautiful mid-summer weather will develop with sunshine and low humidity on Tuesday through Thursday. Overnight lows may dip into the 50s inland, with low 60s elsewhere. Highs each day will be in the lower 80s.

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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