Wind gusts could lead to localized downed trees and powerlines, and isolated structural damage. An isolated tornado can not be ruled out somewhere in the region. The Baltimore metro area will see storms between 4 p.m. and midnight, with the cells intensifying as they move east. It'll be a hot, humid day with temperatures climbing into the mid to upper 80s.
The National Weather Service says the best chance of the storms is late Monday afternoon and during the night.
The atmospheric conflict will result in chances for severe storms impacting the area beginning anytime after 3 pm this afternoon (Monday).
By Monday evening the activity should start to die down and be out of here by Tuesday morning, taking the humidity with it.
More showers and thunderstorms are expected overnight into Tuesday morning, with a low of about 64. There is also an enhanced risk for some thunderstorms to become severe, with strong wind gusts exceeding 58 miles per hour and large hail. These damaging elements will be isolated events, not widespread. Even a tornado cannot be ruled out as well. We will be keeping a close eye this situation.
The watch also includes Wyoming, Monroe, Ontario, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, southern Erie and Wayne counties in Western New York.
It also may drive rapid rises on smaller streams and rivers.
Showers and thunderstorms may linger tonight and into the wee hours of tomorrow. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 84. The new air mass behind the storms and the front is not much cooler than our current air mass.