Strongest Cold Front Since May to Roll Through | Josh Owens | 9:30
The Storm Prediction Center has placed the northeast corner of Maryland under a Moderate Risk for severe weather, and the rest of the state under a Slight Risk.
A powerful cold front will be moving through the region through out the afternoon, this is one of the strongest we will see all year. The expectation is that it will come through as a long squall line* with stronger segments, those segments should be more north but it is possible to see them further south as well. Destructive winds possible in strongest thunderstorms, along with the outside risk of a isolated tornado spin-up.
*”Squall Line: A line of active thunderstorms, either continuous or with breaks, including contiguous precipitation areas resulting from the existence of the thunderstorms.” – NOAA Glossary
Timing: Mid to late afternoon. Starting from west, moving to the east starting around 2-3pm.
Here are your risk factors for those in the MODERATE RISK:
- Wind: 7/10
- Hail: 3/10
- Tornado: 5/10 (Not a widespread risk, more isolated)
Here are your risk factors for those in the SLIGHT RISK:
- Wind: 4/10
- Hail: 2/10
- Tornado: 3/10
- Watch Issuance: 10/10
- MWC Nowcasting: Doubtful | Possible| Likely