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Weather or Not: Tornado Watch issued for the region

It's warm. It's muggy. It feels like late spring.

Those conditions won't last much longer. A powerful cold front is expected to push through the region tonight and usher in noticeably drier and cooler air for the weekend. The cold front will be accompanied by strong and, perhaps, severe storms. Tornadoes are possible.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the Baltimore-Washington region through 10 p.m. tonight. Severe thunderstorms, hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible in the region tonight.

A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes. It does not mean that tornadoes will appear. A tornado warning is issued when a tornado is on the ground or if radar indicates a tornado may be affecting a region.

After the storms push through tonight, it will be breezy and much cooler Saturday with a high of 58. Expect mostly sunny conditions and temperatures in the upper 50s Sunday and Monday. That's slightly below average. Average temperatures for mid-April are in the mid 60s for the region.