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Baltimore weather: Thunderstorms sweep through region after sunny, warm temperatures Sunday

Thunderstorms swept through the Baltimore region early Sunday night, prompting a severe thunderstorm warning, after a day of sunshine and warm temperatures.

The National Weather Service issued a warning for northeastern Harford County and northwestern Cecil County until 10 p.m. and warned of the possibility of 60 mph wind and quarter-sized hail.

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Earlier, the weather service issued a warning for southeastern Carroll and Frederick counties, northern Howard and west-central Baltimore counties. The warning expired at 8:30 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm with 60 mph winds was located near Mount Airy, the weather service said, and there is the potential for trees and large branches to fall with the strong gusts.

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The Sykesville Fire Department said in a tweet it was helping the Gamber Fire Department with several lightning strike calls. It was also assisting to fight a house fire in the 200 block of E. Nicodemus Road, possibly related to the lightning.

A special marine warning, including the Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point and Patapsco River, including Baltimore Harbor, was issued until 10:45 p.m.

A cold front is expected to swing through the region Sunday night, pushing the rain and thunderstorm from the area around midnight. The overnight low is 55.

Monday is expected to be cloudy, with temperatures in the mid-60s and a chance of rain at 30%, according to the forecast. The low is in the high 40s.

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Throughout the day on Monday, a low-pressure system will move into the region and combine with the warmer weather that could bring wet weather in the afternoon.

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