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Tornado watch in Prince George’s County until 10 p.m. Monday

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Posted on: April 20, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — Updated at 8:20p.m.  The National Weather Service (NWS) has now issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the local area.

National Weather Service:

At 8:01 p.m., doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing half dollar size hail and damaging winds in

excess of 60 mph. This storm was located over Friendship Village, or over Bethesda, and moving northeast at 80 mph.

From earlier:

Temperatures are cooling off as a line of storms approaches the D.C. region with the potential to bring heavy showers, hail and tornadoes, the NWS said. A tornado watch has been issued until 10 p.m. Monday.

At 4:36 p.m., NWS said a line of storms was detected from Montgomery Village to Hyattsville, but storm cells are moving quickly and no rain appears to have yet fallen in Hyattsville.

Pepco advised residents to assume downed wires are energized and to avoid them. Residents can also report them by calling 1.877.737.2662.

The Hyattsville Life & Times is tracking the storms and will have updates this evening.

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