Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Parts Including Central Maryland


Highs should range from the mid to upper 70s (24 to 26 degrees Celsius). Although the morning timing is not ideal for severe weather, a few strong to severe storms are possible, mainly south of Route 30.

According to the National Weather Service in Hastings, Grand Island received 0.28 of an inch of rain from the storm. Some of the storms could be severe.

There's a potential for widespread wind damage along that line, but it's still too early to know exactly how central Virginia would be affected.

At last report, the storm front in in Middlesex County now (5 p.m.) heading east to the city.

"Some of the storms could have some brief, heavy rain and frequent lightning", Reiner said. Scattered severe storms, with winds over 58 miles per hour and/or hail at least an inch in diameter, are possible, but they would be short-lived and isolated.

The National Weather Service said there were reports of lime-sized hail in Claysville. A mix of and clouds is likely, and high temperatures will still hit the mid 70s. But Sunday night's forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low of about 54.

Based on the trends so far, the rain chance for the Richmond area now looks like it'll peak sometime between 6 and 10 p.m.

Another day of sun is expected Monday, but some wet weather is on the horizon, according to the National Weather Service. It will be mostly cloudy, with a low of about 56.

If it is not possible for people to find a structure that provides adequate shelter during the thunderstorm, then they can stay inside a hard-topped vehicle. That watch was extended to Hartford, Tolland and Windham counties until 9 p.m.

The chance for hail, strong winds, and tornadoes is highest in northeast Pennsylvania, the Hudson Valley, and western New England.