Once again showers and storms are in the forecast with a close brush by of severe weather. Our perfect weather from the weekend has come to an end as showers and storms rule the weather pattern once again. A stationary boundary and an area of low pressure to our west will contribute to a low end risk for severe weather south of the area Wednesday afternoon and evening.
For that reason the Storm Prediction Center has placed the portions of the area under a "Marginal Risk" which simply means that we could have a few storms reach severe limits. On a scale of 1 to 5 we are running about a 1 for severe activity here in central Maryland and a 2 in western Maryland. This will be more of a heavy rain event for most due to heavy cloud coverage and timing of the low pressure system as it swings on through.
TIMING & THREATS
Rounds of storms will continue to roll through this afternoon and evening with the heaviest rain during the overnight hours. The best window to plan around severe weather would be between now-6pm.
Gusty winds and small hail are the biggest threats overall with any of the severe storms. The best bet for these threats would be west of the city where the environment is more favorable for storms.
A Flash Flood Watch is in place until 10pm for portions of Allegany and Washington counties in Maryland where the heaviest rain is expected to fall.
Rain totals will be between 1-3" in most of these areas with 0.25"-0.75" elsewhere throughout central Maryland.
Storms look to exit the area by early Thursday morning.
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