BALTIMORE - A tornado watch has been issued for the entire Baltimore area until 7 p.m . ABC2 News will provide hourly weather updates on the progress of these storms.
(2:45 p.m.) This line of storms is capable of producing 60 mph winds as it moves to the NE at 45 mph. Westerminster, Sykesville, Manchester, Owings Mills, and Reisterstown be ready!
(2:25 p.m.) After school activities in the following school systems/districts have been canceled in response to the potential for severe weather:
Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Baltimore County Public Schools, Cecil County Public Schools, Harford County Public Schools, Kent County Public Schools
(1:50 p.m.) Fire units are monitoring a coastal flooding situation on Millers Island in eastern Baltimore County. Crews report about six inches of water in some roadways, affecting access to about a half dozen houses. The next high tide occurs around 10 p.m. The situation may worsen as high tide approaches. A coastal flood warning is in effect from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday.
(1 p.m.) Carroll and Frederick counties continue to get slammed with severe weather and flash flooding. Severe thunderstorm WARNING until 2:15 p.m. for those two counties.
Storms over VA/NC will be in the Baltimore area by 4pm.
(12:15 p.m.) Latest radar scan shows the most intense winds and storms over Frederick County moving into extreme NW Carroll County at the moment. Gusty winds continue over Baltimore City. Latest observation from BWI airport shows a 32 mph wind gust.
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All-time record high temperatures were set at several location in south central Alaska Monday afternoon.
A potent area of low pressure will move along this rim and drop down the front side bringing a round of severe weather to Maryland Wednesday evening/night through Thursday afternoon (timing is still in question).
As the moisture from this tropical low moves north it will interact with a trough out to the west. This will increase Maryland's rain chances late Thursday into early Saturday morning.
Meteorologists with the National Weather Service and researchers from the University of Oklahoma continue to investigate the May 31st El Reno tornado that hit just west of Oklahoma City.
No big shocker here. Oklahoma shares the top of the list of states with the most tornadoes rated either F5 or EF5 since 1950.