Friday August 28 2020

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for southern Pennsylvania, most of Maryland, ad Delaware. This is based on the line of storms with the cold front I mentioned in my prior reports.  The risk will be for storms to produce flash flooding, dangerous lightning, damaging winds, and or large hail, and there has been a history of isolated tornadoes.

  • A Watch means is may happen. That would be issued for a large area over a 6+ hour period.
  • A Warning means is is happening now. Usually issued for 45+  minutes for a county with local towns listed.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

This covers up to 8 PM. There may be another round of storms around midnight. Then another round on Saturday.

Severe Thundertorm Watch Friday August 28


Here is a quick look at the set up and short range models.  There will be this afternoon line, another round tonight, then the remnants of Laura arriving on Saturday. This will keep the risk for severe storms around.

Satellite Loop

August 28 severe storm satellite Friday afternoon

Radar Snapshot

This is MORE ACTIVE than the short range modeling shown below (starting at the same time).

August 28 severe storm radar Friday 2 PM


Here is a look at the set and two computer model simulations to compare for today.

Also visit the Maryland Weather and Local Weather page for interactive radar and conditions near where you live. 


Radar Simulations

Once again, these models are under selling the potential storm threat, and they still look impressive.

These are guidance and not perfect, as we have seen recently. But I wanted to provide an idea of how active the storms may get this afternoon and tonight.

HRRR Model –> slider

This has been the better performing short range model recently.

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This is still a work in progress, but please check out these interactive pages:

Maryland Weather 

Maryland Weather Page

I wanted to keep it simple. Just the basics for a quick view at any time.

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We have made a page for Maryland Weather which gives you the current conditions for 14 present area locations. Many of these match up with the spots on our route.  Please use this list below are reference. I will include them daily with my articles on the kids.

Local Hourly Forecasts and Local Radar
Central Maryland
Southern Maryland





Also See:

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August 28 Severe Storm Risk Saturday



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