Downed trees, wires in Frederick County following tornado warning

A risk of flooding followed a turbulent and stormy night in Maryland that included several tornado warnings in parts of Frederick, Carroll and Baltimore counties. Here’s what you need to know.

The tornado warnings have since expired but a flood warning is in effect in Frederick County until 2:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Residents of parts of Libertytown and Linganore in Frederick County and Westminster and Hampstead in Carroll County were told to take cover as a tornadic storm swept the area.

The National Weather Service reported trees and wires down throughout Maryland state Route 26 and Old Annapolis Road in Libertytown.

Meteorologists had warned that the storms could produced damaging winds and large hail.

Earlier Monday, a tornado warning was issued in Loudoun County, Virginia; Jefferson County, West Virginia; and Washington County, Maryland. The extent of the damage was still unclear, but WFMD radio reported there was damage to a home in Ranson, West Virginia.

The forecast

Tuesday: Partly sunny, warm and humid with afternoon and evening thunderstorms that might be severe. Highs in the mid 80s.
Wednesday: Scattered showers and storms, ending by noon. Then sunny and windy, with highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and cooler. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.
Friday: Cool with a chance of showers. Highs in the low to mid 60s.

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Jack Pointer

Jack Pointer is a writer and editor with a variety of news and publishing experience, including more than a decade at The Dallas Morning News and Chicago Tribune.

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