BALTIMORE — A Severe T-Storm Watch is in place for Howard, Harford, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Carroll, Frederick, and Montgomery counties until 8pm Wednesday. A Severe T-Storm Watch means that conditions are favorable for severe storms to develop while a warning means conditions are imminent.
A powerful cold front continues to blast toward the area this afternoon/evening with a potent round of showers and thunderstorms. The bulk of the energy is north but storms do look to become severe based upon lift from the front as well as warm moist air out ahead of the boundary. For that reason the Storm Prediction Center has put our area underneath an SLIGHT Risk for severe weather until the front passes after 9PM into early Thursday morning.
Primary threats of strong damaging winds and large hail remain for all areas through this evening. Localized flash flooding will also be a problem with some locations on Tuesday picking up 3-5"+ of rain. Timing for the storms still sits between 2-7pm this evening as the front moves in from the west. The severe threat will wane quickly this evening with temperatures falling into the 70s and humidity values dropping off as well.
Drier conditions expected Thursday and then again for most of the weekend. The time is now to remember your weather action plan. Know your safe spot to go and remember when a warning is issued to take immediate action. Make sure you have a way to get weather information, should any alerts be issued. Our WMAR2News app is free for download from the Apple/GooglePlay store. If you can't get alerts by phone be sure to stay with us throughout the day on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates as storms approach this evening.