BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Our Friday was a day of alert for the books.
A flurry of tornado warnings were issued throughout the day for parts of Maryland, but those warnings have since been lifted.
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A tornado watch remains in effect until 6 p.m. for Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. Additionally, a severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect for these two counties.
For much of Maryland, the threat of severe weather primarily means the potential for heavy downpours, damaging wind gusts, large hail and isolated tornadoes.
We would expect the main window for this time to last until 4pm. Scattered storms may persist until midnight, but subside later.
As a reminder, a tornado watch means conditions are right for a tornado to form, unlike a tornado warning, which means tornado activity has been detected.
Flood watches are in effect for Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery and Washington counties.
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Besides the threat of storm, the day will be mostly cloudy and wet as we climb to an afternoon of near 79 degrees outside.
The good news is that after tonight the weather will improve significantly for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
There is a slight chance for a few showers through early Saturday afternoon, but clouds will break and temperatures will remain seasonally warm near 79 degrees.
As for Ocean City and the beaches of Delaware, the conditions are very pleasant until Monday. We’re talking low 70s and a healthy dose of sunshine as the Saturday morning clouds lift.
Be safe and enjoy your weekend. All in all, the weather should cooperate with your plans once past this afternoon anyway.
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