BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The National Weather Service has canceled a Tornado Watch that was issued briefly for parts of Maryland.

But given the situation, we wanted to explain the different between tornado watches and warnings for those who don’t know the difference.

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A Tornado Watch means the conditions exist for a tornado to form, unlike a Tornado Warning, which means a tornado has been spotted.

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As always, stick with the most trusted and experienced team in town on air and online for instant updates and developments on your forecast.

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CBS Baltimore Staff