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Sunday's Storms

Posted at 8:22 PM, Jul 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-05 20:22:25-04

The very warm and humid air mass allowed several showers and storms to pop up across the Mid-Atlantic region during the afternoon and evening. Some of the storms became severe. Portions of Baltimore City, Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Harford, and Prince George's counties dealt with the impacts of these stronger storms. These storms produced frequent lightning, 1"+ sized hail. heavy rain, and damaging wind gusts.

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These storms produced damaging wind gusts upwards of 60 mph at times. They were strong enough to bring down a couple of trees, which blocked two different intersections.

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The storms that rolled through parts of Harford county were very slow moving. Over 2" of rain fell in SE parts of Harford county in such a short amount of time which lead to localized flooding. An Areal Flood Warning was in effect for about 2 hours.

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The weather pattern calms down this evening as we lose the daytime heating. Because temperatures will be in the 90s Monday and the humidity will be in full force, the Storm Prediction Center has placed the majority of Maryland under a Marginal Risk (level 1/5) for isolated strong to severe thunderstorms. The coverage of these storms will be sparse and short-lived, but could still pack a punch and possibly bring another round of heavy rain, lightning, hail, and strong gusty winds during the afternoon and early-evening hours. Keep an eye to the sky and stay weather aware!

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