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WEATHER BLOG: Stormy Monday

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Bernadette Woods

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s been a very stormy and interesting day outside. We started out with clouds and some light rain from the warm front swinging through. That gave way to some sunshine breaking out and a very quick warmup from Central Maryland eastward. Then, a line of strong thunderstorms with the cold front followed.

This line initially prompted a tornado watch for everyone from Carroll/Howard Counties westward. But, the northern side of this line really fizzled into more of a rain as it moved eastward while the southern part kept intensifying. That caused a re-organization of the tornado watch – canceling the northern half and adding St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties to PG and Charles. Even though strong thunderstorms extended all the way up into AA County, the severe thunderstorm warnings were for these four counties. There was thunderstorm wind damage reported in Prince Frederick, Calvert County.

At 2:30 pm while writing this, the severe threat has diminished significantly. There are still some thunderstorms out there, but more in the way of rain. The winds are also starting to pick up a little. Winds could gust over 30 mph this evening/tonight as the drier air comes in, but it won’t be anything like last Friday. These winds are also bringing in cooler air. We spiked to near 70 degrees earlier today. However, we are going down to the 30s tonight and then only recovering to the upper 40s tomorrow.

A new storm will swing by to the north of us on Wednesday. Other than patchy clouds and a breeze, we won’t get much from this storm. Highs will climb ahead of it, topping out near 60 degrees. Then, then will drop right back down again behind it, topping out in the 40s on Thursday. Another storm will move our way this weekend.

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