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Maryland and New York expect hit of severe storm

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America   Two different rounds of strong storms are expected

Severe storms will take aim at Maryland and Upstate New York Sunday night.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed most of the state, including central Maryland, under an enhanced risk for severe storms.

Enhanced is considered a three out of five on the scale with one being the lowest and five being the highest.

Two different rounds of strong storms are expected to track through the WJZ-TV viewing area.

The first one will arrive Sunday evening and the second late Sunday night into very early Monday morning.

Both lines of storms are capable of producing damaging wind gusts, isolated hail and even a tornado or two.

The odds of severe thunderstorms hitting Upstate New York tonight have “significantly increased,” the National Weather Service said.

The best odds of severe storms, enough to cause flash flooding or power outages, are greatest in the Southern Tier, but they’re also possible in Central and Western New York.

Storms could have winds of 60 to 70 mph, strong enough to uproot trees and cause widespread power outages. One to 1.5 inches of rain could fall quickly, opening up the possibility of minor flooding on small streams and roads. Most of eastern New York north of Albany is under a flood watch beginning at 2 a.m. because of the rain and melting snow in the Adirondacks.

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