BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Clouds and more clouds. That’s what we’re dealing with this Thursday.
Gray skies will keep temperatures from nudging must past 70 degrees.READ MORE: Star Spangled Celebration: Fourth Of July Fireworks Light Up Baltimore's Skyline Once Again
There is a small chance for a few spotty sprinkles this afternoon, but most of us will stay dry.
That will not be the case on Friday when a strong front will trigger rain and thunderstorms.
With most of Maryland facing a slight risk for severe thunderstorms, the First Alert Weather team has declared Friday an Alert Day.READ MORE: Bacteria Levels Prompt Recreational Water Advisory At Cox's Point Park
Heavy downpours, damaging winds and hail are all possible as a front tracks through our region.
The timing is something we’re watching closely.
So far, it looks storms move through western Maryland between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and central Maryland between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds on Saturday with a chance for a stray afternoon thunderstorm.MORE NEWS: Mother Of Abandoned Newborn Receives 18-Month Sentence
The rest of our holiday weekend looks bright and very warm with mostly sunny skies and highs in the low to mid 80s on Sunday and Memorial Day.