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Maryland weather: Dundalk, Essex and Middle River under flash flood warning after storms roll through

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for several counties around the Baltimore region for late Sunday afternoon and early Sunday night as isolated storms swept through the region.

Dundalk, Essex and Middle River are under a flash flood warning until 11:45 p.m. Sunday, the weather service said.

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“Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm,” the weather service wrote in the warning. “Move indoors immediately.”

A thunderstorm with 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-sized hail passed near Kingsville and Middle River, the weather service said, and was moving southeast at 10 mph. Around 5 p.m., a similar storm passed through Frederick, lingering in the area for at least 30 minutes.

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The storm also swept through Howard County around 6:40 p.m., bringing rain and strong winds to Columbia, the weather service said. By 7 p.m., thunder rumbled and lightning lit up the sky as it started to rain in Baltimore City.

The thunderstorm is bringing “torrential rainfall” and the weather service warned it could cause flooding in some areas. The storm is also producing “cloud to ground” lightning.

South-central Carroll County, northwestern Howard County, north-central Montgomery County and southeastern Frederick County were under a severe thunderstorm warning that expired at 6:15 p.m., the weather service said.

Southeastern Harford and east-central Baltimore County were also under a warning, but it expired around 5:15 p.m.

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Northeastern Baltimore City and southeastern Baltimore County were under a severe thunderstorm warning until 7:45 p.m.

Northwestern Anne Arundel County and north-central Prince George’s County could also be affected by the storm, though no warnings for the area were issued.

Scattered thunderstorms are expected throughout the remainder of Sunday and a low of 74 degrees is expected, according to the forecast.

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