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Severe weather: Tornado watch extended; funnel clouds spotted

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The National Weather Service has extended a tornado watch issued for the Washington Metropolitan region until 3 p.m. Thursday. The watch covers every county and city in the greater Washington D.C. area.

A funnel cloud spotted in Olney. Photo by Karin Muise.

Meanwhile, authorities say several funnel clouds have been spotted in the Washington metropolitan area, but no injuries have been reported.

The National Weather Service received a report of a funnel cloud over Point of Rocks in Frederick County, Md., about 7 a.m. Thursday. It says trees are also down in Beallsville in Montgomery County. 

Another one was spotted in Olney last night, reports Karin Muise, ABC7 viewer.

Prince George's County Fire Chief Marc Bashoor says he saw a funnel cloud in the Morningside area of the county on Wednesday night. Road signs in the area fell over, along with swing sets in yards. Tree branches and roofing shingles also littered Allentown Road, near Andrews Air Force base.

Funnel clouds were also seen in Prince William County, west of Quantico, and powerful winds were blamed for damage to a building at a shopping center in Bristow.

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