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Maryland weather: Damaging winds possible through Thursday evening

Damaging winds are possible Thursday afternoon and evening as a strong cold front moves through the Baltimore region.

Meteorologists said steady 20-30 mph winds could gust up to 50 mph. A wind advisory is in effect across Central Maryland through 7 p.m.

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The National Weather Service said “numerous” 45-55 mph wind gusts are possible through the afternoon across Howard and Anne Arundel counties, Baltimore City and southern Carroll and Baltimore counties.

The weather service reported gusts of 59 mph at Martin State Airport, 58 mph in Glen Burnie and 55 mph in Elkridge by mid-afternoon.

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Ahead of the front, some severe storms moved through the Baltimore region around midday Thursday threatening to bring damaging winds and hail. Severe thunderstorm warnings were briefly issued across Carroll County and parts of northwestern Howard and Baltimore counties.

The storms and winds are the product of a strong cold front moving through the area. Wind generally blows from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure, and with a large area of high pressure behind the eastward-moving cold front, winds came strong from the west.

The front is forecast to drop daytime temperatures into the mid- to lower 50s Friday and Saturday, and lows down into the mid-30s by early Saturday morning.

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