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Severe Weather Threatens To Bring Heavy Rain, High Wind & Isolated Tornadoes

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BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Maryland is bracing for more severe weather, which could bring heavy rain, high wind and even isolated tornadoes to the Tuesday.

WJZ’s First Warning Weather team is monitoring the system.

Meteorologist Chelsea Ingram reports a Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for most of the region until 8 p.m.

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The entire state is in slight risk for severe weather–hail, heavy rain, lightening, wind and isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out. This will be followed by a midweek cooldown.

A temperature change is heading our way Wednesday. Highs forecast around 80 degrees, which is 8 degrees below average for this time of year.

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Meanwhile, as Baltimore Gas and Electric Company crews complete restoration to customers affected by Sunday evening and Monday evening’s heavy rain and high wind, it will also closely monitor the weather system.

“The safety of our customers and our employees is our top priority and we encourage our customers to take the time now to have essential items and information ready and available prior to the impact of today’s forecasted storm,” said Stephen J. Woerner, president and chief operating officer for BGE. “Summer storms can quickly move into our service area with great intensity. For the safety of our crews, work involving bucket trucks may be delayed during periods of high-sustained wind of 30 miles per hour or more. We appreciate our customers’ efforts to prepare in advance for adverse weather and for their assistance in identifying and reporting outages and downed wires.”

BGE is mobilizing additional crews and storm personnel in advance of the impact of the storm and is in position to respond to new weather-related power outages as they occur.

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