Severe Thunderstorm Watch & Warnings Issued; Severe Weather Possible Tonight

HAGERSTOWN, MD - After a very warm and humid past few days, we're finally seeing some thunderstorms across the area tonight, and some of those could be severe.

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Garrett County, MD and Somerset County, PA through 10:00 PM Wednesday Evening.

The National Weather Service in Baltimore/Washington, D.C. has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Grant, Hardy and Pendleton Counties in West Virginia until 6:00 PM Wednesday Evening.  National Weather Service Doppler Radar has indicated flash flooding from thunderstorms moving over that area.  Remember, do not attempt to cross water of unknown depth, Turn Around, Don't Dronw!

Other severe thunderstorms are possible across the region tonight with damaging winds and hail being possible through mid to late evening.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of severe weather including hail greater than 1" in diameter, and thunderstorm wind gusts above 58 MPH, in and close to the watch area.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning means that a thunderstorm has been detected by National Weather Service Doppler Radar and/or one of the following severe weather reports has been received:

  • Thunderstorm wind gusts about 58 MPH
  • Hail greater than 1" in diameter (Severe thunderstorms can produce hail as big as baseballs or eggs...)

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