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Fourth of July Forecast: Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Md.

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    Fourth of July Forecast: Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Md.

    The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Montgomery, Howard, and Frederick counties in Maryland until 6:45 p.m.

    A storm is moving through the area that could produce 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-sized hail. Damaging winds could cause some trees and large branches to fall.


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    Rain could dampen your cookout, but it should be dry in time for fireworks, Storm Team4 meteorologist Chuck Bell said. 

    Rain is likely between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bell said. The slow-moving storms could wreak havoc on afternoon cookouts. The wet weather should move out of the area just in time for most fireworks displays.  

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    Bell said plan for a hot and humid afternoon, with temperatures in the low 90s. 

    Cooler temps will move into the area Wednesday and Thursday. Thunderstorms are possible both days.