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Maryland weather: Chance of scattered thunderstorms Friday with damaging winds, gusts

Friday in Baltimore is expected to be wet, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. . With a high of 88 during the day, there is a 60% chance of precipitation, and showers or thunderstorms are expected before 11 p.m.

A few storms in the region may become severe, especially south of Highway 50, with damaging winds and gusts being the main threat, the National Weather Service said.

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Thunderstorms may also produce heavy rainfall that could cause isolated instances of flooding, and an isolated tornado can`t be ruled out, NWS said.

The hazardous weather outlook is for the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay, Tidal Potomac River, and Interstate 95 corridor through central Maryland, northern Virginia and District of Columbia.

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Up to half an inch of rainfall is possible Friday night, according to the National Weather Service.

Thursday saw a high of 95 degrees and a heat index of 98. The heat index captures how a person outdoors experiences the heat, taking into account temperature and humidity.

This weekend, meteorologists are predicting a mostly sunny Saturday with a high near 88. Sunday is expected to be cloudy with a high near 87 and a chance of afternoon showers.

Early next week brings a similar outlook, with possible thunderstorms and temperatures reaching the high 80s and low 90s on Monday and Tuesday.

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On Wednesday, temperatures reached a high of 91, up almost 10 degrees from Tuesday, which saw the coolest weather since July 9. The highs every day since July 18 had been in the 90s, including 98 on Saturday.


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