Information reported via Howard County Government on Facebook:

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT from the US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington for Central, Northwest and Southeast Howard County: A cold front approaching the region will interact with an unstable airmass to result in showers and thunderstorms. Some of these thunderstorms may become severe, especially between 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. today, July 22. The main threats with these storms will be damaging wind gusts, heavy rainfall and flash flooding, and frequent lightning. Please take time today to review your severe weather action plan (visit www.ready.gov/severe-weather for more information) and be ready to seek safe shelter should storms approach your neighborhood or a warning is issued.

REMEMBER, when thunder roars, go indoors! Thunderstorms can produce deadly lightning capable of striking up to 10 miles away. If you hear thunder, you are likely within striking distance of the storm, even if its not raining where you are.

Also, whenever there is inclement weather in the forecast, be sure to check the status of your Howard County Recreation and Parks program before you head out the door by contacting the Department’s Inclement Weather and Program Status line: www.howardcountymd.gov/inclementweatherlines. Know before you go!

For your most up-to-date weather forecasts, tune to your local TV and/or radio news stations.

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It is 2:19pm now…and all is quiet at the moment:
But the “future” map looks very different for Howard County and most of our area:

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