This evening, the National Weather Service issued the tornado watch, which runs until 3 a.m. on April 15.

According to the Watch (please see below), 13 Maryland counties, plus the city of Baltimore, have been asked to watch the tornado until early Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Showers and scattered thunderstorms are expected tonight into tomorrow that could generate damaging wind gusts and an isolated tornado. Heavy rain in thunderstorms may lead to isolated instances of flooding, the weather service says.

Tornado Watch, by the National Weather Service


Gov. Larry Hogan said: “I am asking all Marylanders to pay close attention to the updated weather forecasts for this evening and overnight.  The National Weather Service is predicting severe storms, high wind gusts, and the potential for isolated tornadoes across the state. Residents should take every possible precaution, and stay indoors away from windows during thunderstorms. It is especially critical to make sure that emergency alerts are turned on in your mobile device settings.”