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UPDATED: Tornado Warning in 2 Counties, 19 Maryland Jurisdictions Under Severe Thunderstorm Watch

The severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 8 p.m., National Weather Service reports.

Storms are coming on Monday, July 14. (Credit: Carlo Cardenas)
Storms are coming on Monday, July 14. (Credit: Carlo Cardenas)
UPDATE (6:40 p.m.)—The tornado warning has expired. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Cecil, Kent, Caroline and Queen Anne's counties until 7:30 p.m. on Monday. The National Weather Service reports those areas could see hail 1 inch in diameter and winds greater than 60 mph.

A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for the following areas until 8 p.m.: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George's, Queen Anne's, St. Mary's, Talbot and Washington counties as well as Baltimore City.

UPDATE (6 p.m.)—
There's a tornado warning in effect for southern Harford and eastern Baltimore counties until 6:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

At 5:55 p.m., a storm capable of producing a tornado was spotted near Perry Hall and was moving northeast, the weather service reported. Areas that may be impacted include Kingsville, Bel Air, Perryman and Pleasant Hills.

Those who are outside or in a vehicle should move indoors as quickly as possible. Once inside, people should stay away from windows, preferably sheltering in an interior room on the lower level, the weather service advised.

UPDATE (5:35 p.m.)—
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Baltimore County, effective until 6 p.m. on Monday.

Just before 5:30 p.m., the weather service said a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was spotted near Towson/Pikesville and was heading east. Areas that could be impacted include Towson, Timonium, Parkville, Carney and Perry Hall, the weather service reported.

Those who are outside or in a vehicle should move indoors as quickly as possible. Once inside, people should stay away from windows, preferably sheltering in an interior area on the lower level, the weather service advised.

UPDATE (5:05 p.m.)—
Central Harford and Baltimore counties are under a severe thunderstorm warning Monday until 5:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service reports that there was a severe thunderstorm in Timonium/Cockeysville at 4:45 p.m. that was heading east toward Carney, Perry Hall, Pleasant Hills, Kingsville, Fallston and Bel Air.

Those in the warning area should stay inside, somewhere away from windows, the weather service advised, noting winds may be greater than 60 mph.

Original report from 2 p.m.—Most of Maryland is under a severe thunderstorm watch Monday that includes the possibility of a tornado, according to the National Weather Service.

Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George's, Queen Anne's, St. Mary's, Talbot and Washington counties as well as Baltimore City are included in the watch, which is effective until 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Strong thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rainfall and damaging winds are possible Monday afternoon and evening, the weather service reported.

The National Weather Service said an isolated tornado is possible.

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Tammy Scott July 14, 2014 at 02:42 PM
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