- A tornado is visible in the background of this shot, taken by John Hansen near Cambridge on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
7:50: Things winding down but still some heavy rain and some lightning into DC metro area next 2 hours. See you at 11 on 7 Bob Ryan
7:30 Severe warning down but line of heavy rains and thunder continues to move up I-95 into immediate southern DC suburbs next hour Bob Ryan
6:45: New warning for those storms to the south until 7:30 Fredricksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Prince William. Saw this one coming Bob Ryan
6:28: Strong cell near Ironsides in Charles County warning still up but probability of hail decreasing. More warnings likely with another spiral line southeast Fredericksburg Bob Ryan
6:07: Warning for Charles and eastern Prince William until 6:45. Several reports of large hail with this storm. May produce waterspout in the Potomac also. Keep an eye out Bob Ryan
5:47: Another severe warning for western Fauquier County for 50% chance hail this until 6:15 Bob Ryan
5:20: Until 6:15 p.m., a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Stafford and Charles counties. Quarter-sized hail and winds faster than 60 m.p.h. are possible. If you live in D.C., you're probably wondering where the heck the storm is by now. Answer: North, west, south and east. Just not in the city.
5:10 A very heavy cell is heading into Hagerstown. Here's a great video of last evening's tornado near there (let's hope not again tonight). Bob Ryan
5:00: It was only a matter of time before an image came out from Maryland's Eastern Shore tornado, and in this case it's a pretty good one. John Hansen shot the photo around 2:30 about 6 miles west of Cambridge. "Rotation was clearly visible. It was huge and scary!" he says. Yep, agreed:
A tornado sweeps down west of Cambridge, Md., Wednesday afternoon. (Photo: John Hansen)
4:30: For the flyers out there, Dulles International is reporting some long delays, especially if you're heading to New England. Going to Boston? Wait an hour. Newark? Try two-and-a-half hours. JFK? Forty-five minutes (although La Guardia is right back at two hours). For a comprehensive list of delays, check the FAA's airport delays page.
4:15: Baltimore and Harford counties get their second tornado warning of the day! This time, the warning lasts until 4:45 and affects White Marsh, Perry Hall, Carney, Kingsville, Pleasant Hills, Fallston and Jarrettsville.
4:00: The D.C. region has had more than ten National Weather Service warnings today, despite there being no reports of widespread problems. There is currently a flash flood warning in Manassas. The sun is out there.
Perhaps it's time to turn to tomorrow's weather? Doug Hill says there could be a “lingering shower, rumble of thunder” this evening. Alex Liggitt says Thursday could be stormy, too, but to expect more sun and a diminishing chances of storms toward the end of the week.
3:45 Now western Fairfax County and Loudoun have a flash flood warning until 6:45. It's barely rained in Fairfax.
3:20 There is a severe thunderstorm warning until 3:45 for Loudoun as the storm near Hamilton moves northwest. It will cross the Potomac in about 10 minutes.
3:10: A tornado warning is up until 3:30 p.m. for northern Maryland, specifically Baltimore and Harford counties. If you live in Norrisville or the Maryland Line, find a basement, ditch, or priest. (Kidding. But seriously, stay indoors and away from windows.)