Five things you need to know for Thursday
By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun
Doppler radar was never so trendy. With a massive storm system en route to the East Coast, thousands are searching for information on what thundering beast means for their flood prone basement or that rickety tree in the backyard. Meanwhile, NASCAR driver Jason Leffler -- nicknamed "LefTurn" -- was killed in an accident last night during a practice race. Twitter has been filled with outpourings of support for the young father. Welcome to your online trends report for Thursday, June 13, 2013.
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Why: Severe storms are forecast across Maryland and much of the mid-Atlantic Thursday, bringing potential for damaging wind gusts, heavy rains and flooding, and isolated tornadoes. Some storms were possible overnight and early Thursday morning, but the main risk for the most severe weather is in the afternoon hours. Storms moving through Western Maryland prompted a severe thunderstorm warning in Washington County about 6:45 a.m. and could reach Central Maryland, potentially weakened, by mid-morning. [ The Baltimore Sun ]