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Tornado watch issued for Monday, Monday night in Central Maryland

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch through 10 p.m. for all of Central Maryland due to the possibility of severe thunderstorms pushing through the region.

A flash flood watch is also in effect through midnight.

Severe storms are possible this evening. The main concern is damaging wind gusts and not necessarily tornados. But the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., prefers to err on the side of caution for obvious reasons. Hence why they chose to issue a tornado watch. You should have an emergency plan. If a tornado warning is issued, be sure to head into the lowest level of your home. Be prepared.

Flooding of small streams could linger through the overnight in areas that receive heavy rain.

So what's going on? Well, a cold front is pushing through the region this afternoon and encountering a warm, extremely moist air mass. Dew points are in the low-to-mid 70s today, which is pretty high for the Mid-Atlantic. The clash of the air masses could cause severe weather as the cold front pushes through. And, apparently, there's enough instability in the atmosphere to warrant a tornado watch.

This stormy pattern will continue. There is another chance of heavy rain as a storm system pushes through Wednesday and Wednesday night.

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