About 1,500 customers, most in Anne Arundel County, remained without electricity Sunday morning in the wake of wind-whipped thunderstorms that swept through Maryland Saturday, but BGE said it expects to have power restored to them by late Sunday afternoon.

BGE reported that it had restored power to nearly 20,000 customers by about 9 a.m. as crews continued working. The company said it had brought in additional crews due to storm forecasts. Nearly 160 customers in Baltimore City and County were without electricity Sunday morning.

More than 900 customers in Anne Arundel County and nearly 400 in Prince George's County were without power Sunday morning, and a few scattered outages remained in Carroll, Harford and Howard counties.

"We expect to have services restored to all customers who lost power due to the storm by late afternoon," BGE spokesman Rob Gould said Sunday morning.

Although there were reports of a funnel cloud at around 4:40 p.m. Saturday in the Cape St. Claire area of Anne Arundel County, National Weather Service officials said Sunday that they had no confirmation that a funnel had touched ground.

Gould said the storm knocked out a substation in the Bowie area, which accounted for the initial large number of outages there.

Andrea.siegel@baltsun.com

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