Once again changes are on the way to the forecast as we enter the middle of the workweek. Our perfect weather of Tuesday will come to an end as showers and storms work back through the area by Wednesday. A weak cold frontal boundary and an area of low pressure to our west will contribute to a low end risk for severe weather Wednesday afternoon and evening. For that reason the Storm Prediction Center has placed 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 not be a widespread event as storm coverage looks to be isolated to scattered through the evening hours.
TIMING & THREATS
The line of storms looks to arrive by mid to late afternoon. The best window to plan around would be 3-9pm for showers and storms. Gusty winds, lightning, and hail are the biggest threats overall. The best bet for these threats would be north and west of the city where the environment is more favorable for storms. Storms look to exit the area by late Wednesday night.
Flash flooding will not become an issue since the storms will be scattered across the area and moving fairly quickly off to the east. Rainfall amounts upwards of 0.10"-0.50" expected.
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