Monday forecast calls for severe storms in Baltimore

Monday forecast calls for severe storms in Baltimore

Blake Casey
June 20, 2017

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the area, beginning at noon and lasting until midnight.

Strong to severe storms will herald a cold front's approach this afternoon. This will result in the potential for flash flooding, especially in urban and poor-drainage areas.

In addition to the flash flooding, the weather service warns that the scattered strong to severe thunderstorms likely to occur across the Northeast today will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts. Additionally, a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for essentially the western two-thirds of the state (runs through tonight). Heavy rainfall in a short amount of time with the thunderstorms could cause flash flooding.

A severe thunderstorm watch is also in effect until 8 p.m., according to a watch issued by the weather service at 11:15 a.m.

Along the Shore, it'll be a bit cooler - in the low 80s on Monday. The Storm Prediction Center is still highlighting northwestern CT within the area of "enhanced risk" for strong storms.

Risky lightning also is expected, the service said, and tornadoes are a possibility.

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The most active hour with pockets of heavy rain for the Baltimore area is around 3:30 p.m.

While the heavy rain threat will affect the entire state, the overall chance for severe weather will be greatest where temperatures are warmest.

The seacoast will be the last to see the storms.

Wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour are possible and have the potential to down trees and powerlines and cause isolated structural damage, NWS said. Any thunderstorms after the initial line of weather moves through in the evening are expected to be milder, Lessor said.

The weather on Father's Day should be good with a high of 80 degrees under a mostly sunny sky after a chance of rain early Sunday morning.