NWS: ‘Enhanced’ threat for severe storms on Halloween

UPDATE: Forecasters have issued a timeline indicating when the storms will arrive in the Baltimore area.

Original story below…


NOTTINGHAM, MD—It was a dark and stormy night…or at least it could be.

The National Weather Service says that a potentially dangerous weather event is unfolding for the Baltimore area on Thursday.

Forecasters say the main threats will likely be damaging wind gusts, tornadoes, and heavy rain.

Isolated flash flooding and severe weather is possible in the Mid-Atlantic from Wednesday night through Thursday.

Rain will likely develop after 7 p.m. on Wednesday, then scattered showers will stick around through Thursday evening.

On Thursday night, scattered showers and thunderstorms should develop between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m.  Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Winds could gust as high as 31 MPH.  New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches are possible.

Residents should make sure they have a way to receive warnings and get to shelter quickly should severe weather threaten their neighborhood on Thursday evening.

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