If you looked at the radar over the weekend, you would have noticed a large storm complete hitting the Great Lakes. There were 7 tornado reports, but 120 incidents of damaging wind and hail Sunday. Chicago had a deadly tent collapse as a 35 year old father of two was caught under a pole tent in Wood Dale, IL. Lollapalooza was evacuated in Chicago when a Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued. Check out these two video clips of the storms below, and the outlook for severe storms pushing a little farther east today.
Time Lapse from Sandbalst by RBWebbie
Large hail on Lake Michigan from Mark Strauss:
Severe Storm Outlook Today:
The push of this line a little farther east still keeps the main threat away from the Mid Atlantic. Storms will flare up in the mountains and still sot pause there and fade if they try to ride east. Central Pennsylvania to West Virginia will have to put up with the risk later today. If any cells do survive, the chance will arrive in metro Baltimore closer to sunset or tonight. See the NAM/WRF Simulated Radar that doesn’t show much of a chance for that.
There is a another small chance for storms Tuesday, then temperatures drop towards the end of the week and weekend. A better chance or rain will arrive Friday with a much cooler Saturday (not the best beach weekend)
It will be hot today… Temps maxing out in the lower 90s
An area of Low Pressure will arrive Friday with the best chance of rain all week. This will pass to our south, but cross Ocean City. The resulting easterly winds will hold down the temps into the upper 70s and lower 80s for a few days.
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