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Maryland Weather Meteorology, astronomy and climate conditions in the Baltimore region
Slight thunderstorm chances forecast on Fourth of July

An unsettled weather pattern is forecast over the long Independence Day holiday weekend, with slight chances for storms over the next three days.

The National Weather Service forecasts about a 30 percent to 40 percent chance of thunderstorms from Thursday through Saturday as a cold front stalls over the region. 

The potential comes from several expected "shortwaves," disturbances in the middle and...

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Watch Venus and Jupiter converge in the night sky

Jupiter and Venus will appear nearly on top of each other Tuesday and Wednesday nights as viewed from Earth, making for a spectacle above the western horizon at nightfall.

The two planets, the second- and third-brightest objects in the night sky, after the moon, will appear within half a degree of each other -- less than the diameter of the moon as we see it in the night sky, according to

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Severe storms moving through region

Scattered thunderstorms with possibly damaging wind gusts are forecast Tuesday afternoon and evening, bringing one more chance to increase a new record for June rainfall.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the greater Baltimore region until 8 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect through 4 p.m. for northern Anne Arundel County and eastern Baltimore County. The National Weather...

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June is now Baltimore's fourth-wettest month ever

After Saturday's downpours, this month isn't just Baltimore's wettest June on record -- it's one of the wettest months ever here.

The rain gauge reached 13.09 inches so far this month at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the region's point of record, when 3.11 inches fell Saturday.

A new record had been set Thursday, when nearly half an inch of rain fell to narrowly break...

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2 tornadoes touched down Saturday in Maryland

Two tornadoes touched down in Southern Maryland during Saturday's heavy afternoon storms, according to the National Weather Service.

The storms both registered as EF-1 tornadoes, with peak winds of 90 miles per hour, and were briefly on the ground at the same time, the service said.

The first touched down at 4:28 p.m. near Morgantown in southern Charles County, and was on the ground for about eight...

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Flash flood watch effect through late tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch lasting through tonight for Central Maryland, and counties along the Chesapeake Bay.

Saturday's forecast called for thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, brining damaging winds and heavy rain, and possible "isolated tornadoes," the weather service said. The weather service has issued a tornado watch in effect through 8 p.m. for the Eastern...

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