The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Prince George’s County and surrounding areas until 9 p.m. Wednesday:

With temperatures reaching the mid-to-upper 80s within and south of the Washington DC metropolitan area, the region is under the threat of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Some of these storms will likely contain damaging wind, frequent cloud- to-ground lightning and large hail. Additionally, tornadoes are possible in a few of the strongest thunderstorms. The most likely time for severe weather is between 4 and 8 p.m. EDT.