LocalDVM - Good evening everyone! I hope you had a beautiful Saturday. We saw plenty of sunshine across the region. I hope you had the chance to get out and enjoy it because over the next 24 to 48 hours we will see a chance of showers and thunderstorms a few of which may turn severe.
The Storm Prediction Center increased our risk to marginal this afternoon. A marginal risk of severe means a few thunderstorms across the region may turn severe. We will keep you updated on-air, online, and on your smart device. Be sure to download the WDVM Wx app on your smartphone or tablet.
The main threat of this system looks to be wind and flooding. However, I cannot rule out the chance of hail or an isolated tornado. Winds will be gusty at times, and we could see an inch or two of rainfall. A few areas with heavy thundershowers could see upwards of up to 3 inches.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Garrett County from Sunday afternoon through Sunday evening. Flash floods could cause river and creek beds to rise to dangerous levels. Areas near water should be on the lookout for flash flooding. Turn around, don't drown. Stay away or be swept away.
Monday will bring more rain for the morning through midday. Then we will gradually clear out as we head into Monday night into Tuesday. This front will cool temperatures off back into the 50's and 60's after seeing record-breaking high temperatures over the past few days. Skies will be mostly to partly sunny Tuesday and Wednesday.
Thursday looks to bring another chance of rain, but it will not amount to much compared to what we will see over the next 24 to 48 hours.
Here is a look at your 7-day forecast:
Saturday night. Increasing clouds. Mainly cloudy. Lows will drop into the upper 50's and lower 60's. Winds will be out of the south 5-15 mph.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy skies with showers and thunderstorms. A few storms may be severe. Highs will be in the mid to upper 60's. Winds will be out of the southeast 5-15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
Monday: Mostly cloudy skies with showers and thundershowers. Highs will be in the upper 50's and lower 60's.
Tuesday: Clouds clearing. Partly to mostly sunny skies. Highs will be in the low to mid 50's.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. Highs will be in the upper 60's and lower 70's.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs will be in the upper 50's and the low to mid 60's.
Friday: Partly sunny skies. Highs will be in the mid to upper 50's.
Saturday: Mostly sunny skies. Highs will be in the low to mid 60's.
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Meteorologist Derek Bowen