A round of blinding rain moved through Baltimore this morning causing a messy Friday morning commute. As the sunshine returns to the area, gradually, this will aid in the destabilization of the atmosphere going into the late afternoon hours. Similar to yesterday, we expect storms to develop and become strong going into the evening.
A potent storm system over the Ohio Valley is the culprit behind these storms expected to affect the state. Last night hundreds of reports of hail, winds, and flooding blanketed several states due to these storms.
What can you expect? We anticipate storms to test severe limits, only on a more widespread level compared to yesterday. Storms may contain winds to 60 mph, dangerous lightning, moderate sized hail, and flooding rains. Flash flooding could cause a major problem for the Friday evening commute.
When can you expect them? We anticipate these storms to develop through the late afternoon and early evening time frame and linger into tonight. Communities south and west of Baltimore metro should see them by 3pm while the city and points east can anticipate their arrival after 5 pm.
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