It in affect until 4:30 PM
The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... East central Washington County in north central Maryland... Carroll County in north central Maryland... Northwestern Howard County in central Maryland... Northern Montgomery County in central Maryland... Frederick County in north central Maryland... * Until 430 PM EDT. * At 348 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Emmitsburg to near Wolfsville to near Saint James, moving east at 50 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well as damage homes and vehicles. Roadways may become blocked by downed trees. Localized power outages are possible. Unsecured light objects may become projectiles. * Locations impacted include... Frederick, Westminster, Thurmont, Emmitsburg, Eldersburg, Mount Airy, Taneytown, Hampstead, Walkersville, Manchester, Sykesville, Boonsboro, Braddock Heights, New Market, Mount Lena, Gamber, Clover Hill, Discovery-Spring Garden, Wolfsville and Linganore-Bartonsville. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature`s leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. By The National Weather Service, Sterling, Va.