National Weather Service has placed Harford County and most of Maryland under a tornado watch until 5 p.m. Monday but at 2 p.m. lifted the watch, stating that most of the storms had moved east.The
A tornado watch means that weather conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.
The weather service issued the alert at 9 a.m. for the following areas: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George's, Queen Anne's, Talbot and Washington counties, in addition to Baltimore City.
"At this time, the line of storms is near Washington D.C. and will probably not affect our area for a few hours," Harford County Emergency Operations Center Manager Rick Ayers said after 9 a.m. He later said the peak time in Harford County for storms would be between noon and 6 p.m.
While the watch expired, Harford County is under a coastal flood advisory, which indicates that low-lying areas may be prone to flooding due to winds and tides. High tide in Havre de Grace is 12 p.m. and 12:01 a.m.
A small craft advisory is also in effect for all Maryland waters through Tuesday, the National Weather Service reported.