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Posted at 3:53 PM ET, 06/20/2009

Tornado Watch Mainly East of Metro Area

By Jason Samenow

Most storms over for metro area and west

* Watch includes Calvert and Charles Counties in Md. *
* Also includes Stafford County in Va. (MAP), in effect until 8 p.m. *
* Full Forecast through Tuesday | Weather Wall *

Widely scattered thunderstorms, some severe, have developed mainly east of the metro area. Some of the most intense activity is occurring near and just northeast of Baltimore, Md. In Baltimore County, a tornado warning was issued through 4:15 p.m. In the immediate metro area and points north and west, most of the thunderstorm activity is likely over for the day. Through this evening, it will be partly cloudy, breezy and warm, with just a 20% chance of a rogue storm.

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By Jason Samenow  | June 20, 2009; 3:53 PM ET
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Jason, even though Stafford is under a tornado watch until 8pm, is most of the activity over for us as well? We had two heavy t-storms earlier this afternoon.

Posted by: david_in_stafford | June 20, 2009 4:26 PM | Report abuse


I'd say most likely yes.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | June 20, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, Jason. I asked because I will be out this evening around the Fredericksburg area.

Posted by: david_in_stafford | June 20, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Everything is well east of the city. Strong northwest flow right now. Good weather for the Nats game. No rain tonight.

Posted by: MKadyman | June 20, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

That is great news. I received .60 today and my monthly total stands at 8.31" Enough already...

Posted by: steske | June 20, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Very heavy downpour just past over the Blue Ridge east of Front Royal. No lighting or thunder observed, just some lightning bugs earlier. Power flickered for several seconds.

Posted by: spgass1 | June 20, 2009 10:11 PM | Report abuse

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