Tornado watch until 1:00 p.m. for parts of region
* Tornado watch immediate metro area & eastern suburbs (map) *
* When does it end? Full Forecast | Share photos | Dr. Gridlock *
* Flash Flood Watch thru today | Wind Advisory (eastern counties) *
* Outside now? Radar, temperatures & more: Weather Wall *
ALERT, 9:30 A.M.: A tornado warning has been issued for east central Anne Arundel county until 10:15 a.m. Doppler radar indicated a possible tornado near South River moving north at 25 mph. Location in its path Gibson Island, Pinehurst, and Port Smallwood State Park. Take cover immediately if in this area
ALERT, 9:00 A.M.: A tornado warning has been issued for southeast Calvert county and eastern St. Mary's county until 9:45 a.m. Doppler radar indicated a possible tornado near Saint George Island moving north at 50 mph. Location in its path include St. Mary's City, Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Lusby, and Calvert Cliffs. Take cover immediately if in this area
From earlier: One to three inches (localized amounts to near 4", doppler estimate) of rain have already fallen across the metro region this morning. The heaviest rain has fallen from eastern Prince William county into central Fairfax county. At least another 1-3" is on the way as copious tropical moisture streams northward. The National Weather Service cautions:
FLASH FLOODING WILL WORSEN DURING THE MORNING HOURS.
New data indicate heavy rain may continue through the afternoon and into the evening. Rainfall may total 3-6+" by storm's end. Remember that you should never attempt to drive through flooded roadways.
As mentioned earlier, a tornado watch is also in effect and warnings have been issued in the eastern suburbs near the Bay where the risk is highest.
* Please comment with storm conditions where you live: we'd especially like rainfall totals and to know about any reports of flooding. *