A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the county until 8 p.m. today (Thursday).
The National Weather Service issued the alert around 1 p.m. today.
Lightning and scattered wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour is possible.
Most of the rain is expected to hit the area this afternoon.
Locally damaging winds and large hail are also expected, according to the NWS.
Scattered showers moving east of metro Baltimore late AM. The main activity will affect the area this afternoon. Locally damaging winds and large hail expected. A tornado also possible. If you hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Move indoors for safety! pic.twitter.com/s7VX13ZIXL
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) May 23, 2019