Conditions: Baltimore, Maryland, 06/06/2023 11:50:04 am




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05:40 AM

Sun Set

08:30 PM

Day Length

14:50 Hours


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Moon Rise

11:39 PM

Moon Set

07:46 AM

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Waning Gibbous

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High Wind Watch Expanded: Power Outages Expected

Maryland Weather
Severe Weather

March 31, 2023

Friday Afternoon Update

The storm system moving through over the next two days will be carrying a surge of very high winds. The main event will be an eruption of severe storms this afternoon across the Mid Western states.  What is left over will swing through late Saturday, but given the diminished energy and late time of day, our risk of thunderstorms turning severe will be marginal. However, with wind gusts forecast to get close to 60 mph, there may be severe thunderstorm alerts (watches and warnings) issued.

While I encourage paying close attention to updates and perhaps adjusting any outdoor plans, here is a quick look at how this may play out.

High Wind Watch/Wind Advisory

The potential for winds to reach 60 mph has been extended to include Baltimore, Washington, and Annapolis. While the NWS Office in State College, PA, has not (yet) included southern PA, I would still pay attention for this to possibly expand to York, Harrisburg, and Lancaster.

A Wind Advisory is in effect starting at Midnight for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland and Southeast Virginia.

March 31 High Wind Watch


Friday Afternoon Set Up

Low Pressure is located in Iowa, with a very strong cold front trailing to Dallas. This will help ignite strong to severe storms this afternoon. A large tornado outbreak is possible from Iowa south to include St. Louis and Memphis.

Locally, a warm front is moving through central Maryland. This will bring our region a warm up today and tonight.

March 31 weather storm map Friday afternoon



Radar Simulation

2 PM to Midnight

Showers will be scattered through tonight. So you might get rained on, but hit or miss.

March 31 weather rain Friday evening


Overnight Rain

We may have a better chance of heavier showers after midnight through morning.

March 31 weather rain radar tonight



Saturday: Storm Day

  • Morning: Showers and Breezy
  • Afternoon: A break early… Turning Windy
  • Evening: Squall Line may include severe thunderstorms.

Radar Simulation

8 AM to 2 PM

March 31 radar rain Saturday morning



High Temperatures

Between the morning rain and evening storm line, the wind will surge in very warm temps for a few hours. This may provide added fuel for the storms.

March 31 weather temperatures Saturday afternoon


Wind Forecast

8 AM to 10 PM

Notice the winds will be from the south in the morning and increase in the afternoon. The wind shift will come with a squall line later in the day and evening.

march 31 storm wind Saturday



Squall Line Forecast

Winds (1 minute average)

march 31 storm wind Saturday evening

Wind Gusts (peak 3 to 10 seconds)

march 31 storm wind gust Saturday evening



Radar Simulation

This product can be off by 1 to 2 hours. So consider this to enter central Maryland between 5 PM and 8 PM. The tendency is for storm cells to arrive earlier.

This line may prompt Severe Storm Alerts.

Most likely wind gusts to 60 mph. These may down trees and power lines.

Also possible: Dangerous lightning and large hail.


March 31 severe storm Satuday evening


Severe Weather Alert Types

Watch: It might happen. This would include many counties for a few hours.

Warning: It IS HAPPENING NOW and being tracked with specific towns and timing.



Radar Simulation

5 PM to 10 PM

march 31 storm radar Saturday evening


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Temperature Forecast

Saturday Afternoon to Sunday Morning

A dramatic cool down will follow the storm, and set us up for just one cool day.  We will warm back up again next week.

March 31 forecast temperatures Saturday Sunday


Extended Forecast (from this morning)

March 31 weather forecast 7 day Friday


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I have made a few public statements over the years, but if you are new here you may have missed it:

I have dyslexia, and found out during my second year at Cornell University. It didn’t stop me from getting my meteorology degree, and being first to get the AMS CBM in the Baltimore/Washington region. One of my professors told me that I had made it that far without knowing, and to not let it be a crutch going forward. That was Mark Wysocki and he was absolutely correct!

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