"Scattered to numerous severe thunderstorms" are expected to hit Washington County and the surrounding area Monday afternoon.
The hazardous weather outlook was issued by the National Weather Service office in Sterling, Va., which covers Western Maryland and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. In addition, the State College, Pa., office has placed Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania under a severe thunderstorm watch until 2 p.m.
The risk of severe t'storms over much of our region today is ENHANCED (level 3 of 5). Damaging winds appear to be the primary threat, but hail, a few tornadoes, & flooding are also possible. Remain alert for rapidly changing weather conditions late this AM through the afternoon. pic.twitter.com/G4f1NkUO09
— NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) May 16, 2022
The highest risk for severe storms in Washington County and the Eastern Panhandle will be between 1 and 6 p.m.
"Damaging winds are the primary threat, but large hail and isolated tornadoes are possible as well," the weather service reported.
Isolated flooding also is possible.
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