update Friday morning
Now that the rain has left the area for the moment, the sun is beginning to become visible. With the heating of the day we could see an increased potential for severe storms later this afternoon. I expect strong storms to begin around 3:00 pm or so, but this is just an estimate. There are tornado watches issued for northern portions of VA and MD is on the border for a severe weather threat. I am not saying it will necessarily happen here, but being this close to the threat we all need to be aware of the potential. The cold front will be moving into the area, depending on how warm the air is when it gets here will partially determine the strength of the storms.
Be aware of the sky around you. I will keep you posted here, on Twitter (@wxmanmd) and my Weather Phone which is currently updated (443-470-9804)
original post Thursday evening
This warm weather we have been enjoying is coming to an end Friday with the approaching cold front. In spring-like style, the clashing of the air masses can lead to thunderstorms, some severe. Rain and some storms will come through from the morning into the afternoon. These storms will be scattered. The main threat tomorrow will be the wind. Even without storms, wind could be strong and destructive.
I expect the NWS to issue wind advisories sometime Friday. Follow me on Twitter (@wxmanmd) and my Weather Phone will be updated.