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  • Heat index tops 100; severe storm watch issued

    Heat index tops 100; severe storm watch issued
    Oppressive humidity and 90-degree temperatures had heat index values pushing 100 degrees Wednesday afternoon and posed risks of severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and large hail in the afternoon and evening. The heat index hit 105 degrees by 2 p....
  • Fallston man, homes across the region struck by lightning this week

    Lightning struck a Fallston man and was blamed for several house fires as storms moved through the region this week, volunteer fire companies and fire departments said. The man, who was not identified, was struck about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday while...
  • Strong or severe storms forecast for afternoon, evening

    Strong or severe storms forecast for afternoon, evening
    Strong storms, some possibly turning severe, are expected to bring brief periods of heavy rain and gusty winds across Central Maryland on Wednesday afternoon and evening. Meteorologists at the Storm Prediction Center do not expect to issue a severe...
  • Possible Saturday showers, storms in weekend beach forecast

    A rainy Saturday and a pleasant Sunday are in store for beachgoers this weekend, the first less-than-ideal forecast of the young summer. Shower and thunderstorm chances are expected to move in Friday night and last through Saturday, according to the...
  • Storms set multiple blazes, add to flooding and erosion worries

    Storms set multiple blazes, add to flooding and erosion worries
    An intense flurry of lightning early Thursday sparked fires that destroyed a church steeple and the roof of a Middle River home as heavy downpours also closed the Walters Art Museum for the day Thursday, continuing a rainy spring that already has raised...
  • Severe storm chances diminish as clouds help cool temperatures

    Severe storm chances diminish as clouds help cool temperatures
    Forecasters expect diminished chances of severe weather in the Baltimore area Thursday, with cloud cover keeping temperatures down, but some storms and showers are still expected. Meteorologists shifted an area of concern for severe storms southward, in...
  • Possible tornadic storm passes through Southern Maryland

    A storm capable of producing a tornado passed through Calvert County and parts of southern Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties Thursday, prompting a tornado warning for about half an hour. Dunkirk, Chesapeake Beach, North Beach and Prince...
  • Baltimore copes with first stretch of heat this season

    Baltimore copes with first stretch of heat this season
    The first significant stretch of heat this year already has some residents yearning for the cooler days of early spring, but they'll have to wait until the end of the week for some relief. Temperatures in downtown Baltimore reached 95 degrees Tuesday,...
  • Evening storms could bring more heavy rain

    Evening storms could bring more heavy rain
    More heavy rain is possible Friday evening, on top of the quick deluge from storms that flooded roadways and spawned a tornado warning in the afternoon. A flash flood watch is in effect through 10 p.m. Flood warnings around Baltimore had expired by...
  • Rain and possible flooding Friday before sunny weekend

    Rain and possible flooding Friday before sunny weekend
    Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to continue throughout the day Friday, with heavy rains that could produce flash floods and coastal flooding possible. The National Weather Service called for a flash flood advisory for Howard, Harford, Anne...
  • Traffic: Two left lanes on I-95 reopen following Harford Co. fuel spill

    Traffic: Two left lanes on I-95 reopen following Harford Co. fuel spill
    Two left lanes on Interstate 95 near the MD 24 exit in Harford County have reopened after an overturned vehicle caused a fuel spill, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. The right lane remains closed. The area is experiencing major delays....
  • Traffic: Two injured in Jessup crash

    Traffic: Two injured in Jessup crash
    Two people were injured in a car crash in Jessup Thursday. One of the victims suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and the other had minor injuries, according to the Howard County Fire Department. The accident took place near Route 1. A...