Baltimore & D.C. areas expecting possible tornadoes Thursday


WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — For the second day in a row, severe thunderstorms that could potentially produce tornadoes are expected on Thursday afternoon and evening for Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware including the Washington D.C. & Baltimore metropolitan and surrounding areas.

The Storm Prediction Center has issued an enhanced risk for those areas with a slight risk extending outward into southern PA, southern NJ, and eastern WV. A disturbance will develop along a lingering front that will send energy for explosive thunderstorm development late Thursday with several storms becoming strong to severe.

A few storms will rotate becoming supercells which will lead to the unusual potential for tornadoes in these areas. In addition to the tornado threat, storms could also produce damaging straight line winds over 60 miles per hour which could bring down trees, damage homes, and cause power outages.

The timing for these thunderstorms will be in the afternoon and evening as storms move east toward the coastline before exiting after 10:00 pm ET over the Atlantic.

NewsNation Meteorologists Albert Ramon and Gerard Jebaily will be tracking the severe threat through the evening and giving updates on the storm threats.

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