Severe storms could bring heavy rain and damaging winds across Maryland late Tuesday, with the strongest risks in western parts of the state, meteorologists said.
A cold front is forecast to move through the region Tuesday night, and rain and storms are expected ahead of it.
Storms could bring strong winds across Central Maryland, and possibly isolated tornadoes in Western Maryland, according to the National Weather Service.
Rain and storms are most likely in the afternoon and evening hours, tapering off after sunset.
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10 p.m. in Carroll and Frederick counties and Western Maryland.
Another, weaker, cold front is expected to pass through Wednesday, bringing more unsettled weather and possibly some rain.
But then a taste of fall is forecast Thursday and Friday, with low humidity and daytime temperatures in the 70s.