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Radar image (AccuWeather.com / May 2, 2012)

A band of strong thunderstorms with the potential for heavy rain and small hail was moving toward the Baltimore region Wednesday evening but fizzled before reaching the area.

A special weather statement alerted Washington and Frederick counties of the storm about 5:40 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of southern Frederick and Washington counties as of about 6:10 p.m.

Radar images show the storms fading as they moved into Maryland. But the risk of storms overnight remained.

Most of Maryland was under a hazardous weather outlook Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. The outlook warned of potentially severe scattered storms, capable of producing heavy rains, thunder, lightning and hail.

Track the National Weather Service's radar here.