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Stevie says it will be steamy with showers & storms!

The heat and humidity comeback in full force...
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Posted at 5:28 AM, Jul 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-12 07:47:35-04
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It's time to turn up the heat and humidity! An elevated southwest breeze will help temperatures climb into the mid-90s this afternoon BUT it will feel more like the triple digits. Heat indices will be the highest between 2-5 pm today. The A/C will be your best friend!

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Here are some great tips on how you can beat the summertime heat:

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A cold front moves eastward from the Ohio Valley, bringing the potential for isolated strong to severe storms later this afternoon - early evening. Model guidance still shows the storms invading our NW suburbs first, around 3/4 PM, before advancing southeastward through 9 PM this evening. The increased heat and humidity will boost instability levels today.

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The Storm Prediction Center has placed the majority of Maryland in a Slight Risk (2/5) as one or two storms could be on the severe side. Damaging winds, large-sized hail (up to 1" in diameter), and a brief tornado are all fair game.

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So far this month, we have received about 5.50" of rain, which is around 4.50" above normal for the month of July! An additional 0.25-0.50" of rainfall is possible today, so isolated instances of flash flooding cannot be ruled out. Never drive in flooded roads.

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Make sure you stay weather aware and keep checking radar throughout the day if you have outdoor plans.

#StayTuned #StaySafe

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