By Meg McNamara

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A tornado watch was issued for Baltimore, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Washington counties and Baltimore City until 9 p.m. Thursday.

There was a severe thunderstorm warning for Anne Arundel, Calvert, and Prince Georges Counties until 6:30 pm.

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Baltimore, Carroll, Howard Counties and Baltimore City were under a severe thunderstorm warning until 5:45 p.m.

Baltimore, Howard, Carroll, Montgomery and Anne Arundel Counties also were under tornado warnings Thursday afternoon. The National Weather Service let the latest warnings expire at 5:30 p.m.

Despite the severe weather conditions, minimal damage was reported Thursday evening. A facade collapsed at a Columbia business, but it has not been confirmed that the collapse was weather-related.

During a tornado warning:

  • Get to a safe place immediately
  • Go to an interior room on the lowest level of your home
  • Get away from windows
  • Go to the center of the room
  • Get under of a piece of sturdy furniture like a desk

There’s a chance of severe thunderstorms Thursday across parts of Maryland.

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A tornado watch was issued for Baltimore, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Washington counties and Baltimore City until 9 p.m. Thursday.

Meteorologist Meg McNamara says the threat is something people should pay attention to. There’s a slight threat level for the bulk of the Baltimore area. Places north and east of the city are under an enhanced risk.

These storms could possibly bring gusty winds with large hail. The National Weather Service said that isolated tornados along with flooding are possible.

Marty Bass said that the biggest threat will be late in the afternoon into the early evening. The biggest advice for right now is to “stay weather aware.”

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