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Tornado Watch For D.C, Maryland And Virginia

The National Weather Service has isued a tornado watch for D.C. parts of Maryland and Virginia until 10 p.m.

The primary threats include the possibility of several tornadoes, several damaging wind gusts to 70 mph and a few large hail events to 1 inch in diameter.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles east and west of a line from 15 miles east of Danville, Virginia to 40 miles north northwest of Baltimore, Maryland.

A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for updates and warnings.

More information from the National Weather Service.


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