This will be the last update to this post unless further severe weather develops. We will have follow-up coverage on any tornado information in a separate article as we gather information. Scroll down for predictions through tomorrow.
5:45 p.m. – Tornado warning for central and southern Anne Arundel County until 6:30 p.m.
The revolving storm, which the National Weather Service says produces a tornado near Bowie, is moving through central and southern Anne Arundel County, south of Annapolis. He could be near Shade Side at 6:00 p.m. and Deale around 6:05 p.m. Seek shelter on the ground floor of a sturdy building, away from windows, in this area.
5:35 p.m. – The National Weather Service says there was evidence of a confirmed tornado near Bowie at 5:28 p.m.
5:23 p.m. – Tornado warning for eastern Prince George’s County and west-central Anne Arundel County until 5:45 p.m.
A thunderstorm between Glendale and Bowie shows some rotation and could produce a tornado. Bowie and Kettering are in the path of this storm with a possible arrival around 5:30 p.m. Take shelter immediately in a sturdy building on the lowest level, away from windows, if in the path.
We are heading towards the peak of summer as far as temperature averages go. Washington’s high average hits 90 on Wednesday. In that sense, today wasn’t so bad, as long as you don’t count the humidity.
Midday showers and thunderstorms brought a heavy dose of low-level humidity. Compared to Monday, dew points have increased by around 20 to 25 degrees – classic air you can wear. It will remain wet tonight and Wednesday. Temperatures will also rise to near and above our average of 90.
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Until tonight : There could be a downpour or thunderstorm tonight and even overnight. If so, it shouldn’t be too prevalent. Brief heavy rains and lightning may occur. With high humidity becoming entrenched, temperatures won’t drop too much. Lows will range into the 70s or around 72 to 78 most places. Winds will be south and southwest around 5-10 mph, with maybe a patch or two of fog.
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Tomorrow (Wednesday): A soupy morning will turn into something quite unpleasant in the afternoon, despite partly sunny skies. Highs near 90s to low 90s will look more like mid 90s near 100s thanks to high humidity levels. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible, especially in the afternoon. For now, it seems that the highest risk of severe storms is in our south. Winds will be from the west and northwest around 5 to 10 mph.
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Pollen Update: Mold spores and grass pollen are low/moderate. Pollen from trees and weeds is low.
Midwestern Derecho: The same “northwesterly flow” pattern that delivered storm risk to us today and could again on Wednesday is responsible for producing a derecho across the Plains and Midwest today.
A derecho with strong and large integrated wind gusts looks likely from central east South Dakota to southwestern Minnesota and northern Iowa this evening. If you are in this area, make sure you have several ways to receive severe weather warnings and a plan in place pic.twitter.com/kIKX86hukR
– National Weather Service (@NWS) July 5, 2022
As of 4 p.m. Eastern Time, there were at least a dozen reports of significant wind gusts (75 mph and above) among 80 total wind reports, mostly in South Dakota. Gusts of up to 96 mph were recorded near Huron, SD shortly after 2 p.m. local time. The derecho then targets Iowa as it dips to the southeast.
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