Thunderstorms were passing through the Baltimore region Tuesday night, and some could pack damaging winds, especially in Anne Arundel and Howard counties.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe storm watch until 9 p.m. for those counties and others around Washington, D.C., and in Southern Maryland.
It issued a severe storm warning for southern Anne Arundel from 5:24 p.m. through 6 p.m. Meteorologists said 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-sized hail were possible.
The storms are coming as a cold front approaches from the northwest, expected to pass through the region Wednesday.
That means one more bout of wet weather before a high-pressure system moves over the region for the second half of the week and the beginning of Memorial Day weekend.
More rain and storms are possible later in the weekend.