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Tornado Warning for Charles County

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning until 6:45 p.m. for Charles County in Southern Maryland. The warning also includes Stafford and Prince William counties in northern Virginia:

"THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
  STAFFORD COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA...
  PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA...
  FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA...
  CHARLES COUNTY IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND...

* UNTIL 645 PM EDT

* AT 606 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR TRIANGLE...
  OR 6 MILES NORTH OF STAFFORD...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  INDIAN HEAD...
  FORT BELVOIR...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING AND AVOID WINDOWS. IF OUTDOORS OR IN A MOBILE HOME OR
VEHICLE...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

MOTORISTS SHOULD NOT TAKE SHELTER UNDER HIGHWAY OVERPASSES. AS A LAST
RESORT...EITHER PARK AND STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE...OR ABANDON YOUR
VEHICLE AND LAY FLAT IN A LOW SPOT.'

Most of Maryland west of the Chesapeake remains under a Tornado Watch until  8 p.m. Wednesday.

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