Sunday’s approaching cool front triggered quite a bit of thunderstorm activity for about an eight hour period starting around lunchtime. There were numerous reports of severe weather across the region. Hail seemed to be the biggest component this time ’round but there were also reports of wind gusts in the 40-60 mph range as well. There were only a few tornado warnings issued with this outbreak. They were based on radar observations and no confirmed tornado reports have been submitted to the National Weather Service.
BWI-Marshall recorded .65″ rainfall, with .25″ measured at the Maryland Science Center and only .11″ on TV Hill. This range of rain totals pretty well represents the rain distribution around the area. Parts of Harford and Cecil counties received 1-2 inches of rain based on radar estimates and there was one thunderstorm cell that was parked over the Bay just north of the Bay Bridge that dumped an estimated 2.5-3 inches of rain during the storm.
The cool front that generated the storms will be stalled just south of the area for a few days. Waves moving along the front may produce a few thundershowers late Tuesday or early Wednesday. A stronger impulse on the front will increase the rain chances on Thursday.
Enjoy the week.