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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Tropical Storm Arthur looms over Fourth of July celebrations, but expected to stay off shore

    Tropical Storm Arthur looms over Fourth of July celebrations, but expected to stay off shore
    The season's first tropical storm is expected to brush the mid-Atlantic coast just in time for the Fourth of July, but it is a cold front helping steer the system offshore that could deliver storms and heavy downpours before a cooler, drier holiday...
  • Arthur prompts Ocean City to shift fireworks to Saturday

    Arthur prompts Ocean City to shift fireworks to Saturday
    Ocean City officials have postponed the town's Fourth of July fireworks show by a day, saying Tropical Storm Arthur could challenge set-up efforts Friday. The display is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Saturday, instead of Friday. "Due to the passing storm...
  • Storms bring hail, wind damage, flooding; BSO cancels concert

    Storms bring hail, wind damage, flooding; BSO cancels concert
    Storms brought damaging winds, large hail and flooding across the state Thursday afternoon, with more possible later in the evening as a cold front approaches. Wind damaged a building on Route 1 in College Park, and hail an inch in diameter was reported...
  • Severe thunderstorm warnings issued in Baltimore region

    Severe thunderstorm warnings issued in Baltimore region
    A line of storms brought 60 mph wind gusts and heavy rain across Central Maryland on Tuesday night.  The National Weather Service received reports of a 61 mph wind gust at Martin State Airport in Middle River and a 58 mph gust in Havre de Grace....
  • One dead, eight injured by falling trees at Carroll County summer camp during storm

    One dead, eight injured by falling trees at Carroll County summer camp during storm
    One child was killed and eight others were injured by falling tree branches at a Christian summer camp in Carroll County during Tuesday night's storm, a fire department spokesman said. The children were on their way inside at River Valley Ranch in the...