Thunderstorms expected Sunday afternoon in Baltimore area

Small craft advisory in effect for Chesapeake Bay area

June 02, 2013

The National Weather Service, in Sterling, Va., has extended its small craft advisory until 8 p.m. Sunday for the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay and the tidal Potomac River.

Thunderstorms, some with damaging wind gusts and large hail, are expected this afternoon and this evening. Local flash flooding could occur during heavy downpours.

The forecast for thunderstorms includes the Baltimore region.

The NWS forecast is calling for thunderstorm to move into the city as well as in surrounding counties including Carroll, Baltimore, Howard, Harford and Anne Arundel.

Highs are expected to be in the mid 80s, with southwest winds from 10 to 15 mph. The chance of rain is 60 percent, according to the NWS.

Regarding the smalll craft advisory, winds on the bay are expected to range from 18 knots to 33 knots (21 to 38 mph), producing hazardous wave conditions. Inexperienced boaters, especially those in small vessels, are being warned not to be on the water.

This story has been updated.

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