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February 28, 2011

Showers, T-storms as cold front passes

Showers, thunderstorms and the possibility of some violent weather are all on the menu today as a cold front crosses the state.

The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Prince George's and Anne Arundel County and points south until 1:30 p.m. as a potent storm moved through the NOAA/NWSarea at 50 mph. Damaging winds up to 60 mph were possible.

The wind and rain were already causing power outages among BGE's customers in Central Maryland. Almost 3,800 customers lost power. All but a few hundred has been restored to service by 2 p.m. 

Central Maryland was advised in a Hazardous Weather Outlook that thunderstorms moving along the front this afternoon and tonight could produce damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. Counties from PG south were under a Tornado Watch until 4 p.m.

As much as three-quarters of an inch of rain is possible in some locations as the front goes by.

Elsewhere, in the meantime, we've been seeing some scattered showers and threatening skies. High temperatures Monday could reach 70 degrees, forecasters said. But the thermometer at The Sun had barely made it to 61 degrees by 1:20 p.m.

Once the front goes by, we'll drop down to the low 30s overnight, with highs on Tuesday only expected to reach the upper 40s. But the sun will be back as high pressure moves in behind the cold front. Daytime highs will be closer to the seasonal norms for Baltimore. The overnight lows will drop into the 20s.

The clouds return late in the week, with rain due on Saturday. Skies should clear by late Sunday afternoon, forecasters said. 

Posted by Frank Roylance at 1:06 PM | | Comments (0)
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This site is the Maryland Weather archive. The current Maryland Weather blog can be found here.
Frank Roylance is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He came to Baltimore from New Bedford, Mass. in 1980 to join the old Evening Sun. He moved to the morning Sun when the papers merged in 1992, and has spent most of his time since covering science, including astronomy and the weather. One of The Baltimore Sun's first online Web logs, the Weather Blog debuted in October 2004. In June 2006 Frank also began writing comments on local weather and stargazing for The Baltimore Sun's print Weather Page. Frank also answers readers’ weather queries for the newspaper and the blog. Frank Roylance retired in October 2011. Maryland Weather is now being updated by members of The Baltimore Sun staff

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