The threat for severe weather will be with us during the afternoon & evening hours.
"We will be dealing with areas of heavy rainfall, as well as some of that frequent lightning, and even some gusty winds will be a factor", Walls said. Warnings are issued for individual storms if they have the potential to produce damaging wind gusts, large hail, or a tornado.
There is now a thunderstorm warning issued for Carroll, Frederick, Howard, and Montgomery Counties until 3:45 p.m. Combined with strong solar heating through the morning, the atmosphere is becoming moderately unstable. The line may wane a bit as it crosses the spine of the Appalachians, but then is expected to re-intensify on the eastern side.
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Advancing issues outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by a 1.76-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 2.01-to-1 ratio favored advancers. The Fed commentary last week had surprised investors who expected more caution after some weak USA economic data.
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Each CEO was also invited to bring what the official described as a "plus one" to the event who has expertise on these topics. Those eager to see tech execs do just that "are asking them to act like Trump instead of acting strategically and clever".