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Tornado Confirmed in Maryland as Storms Flood Parts of DC Area

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Strong storms moved through the region Thursday, dumping rain, bringing powerful wind and spinning off at least one tornado in Maryland. The storms prompted tornado warnings Thursday evening, the last of which expired at 6:30 p.m.

A tornado was confirmed in Edgewater, Maryland, and the NWS may check a few other areas, Storm Team4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer said.

Photos: Damage Left in Tornado's Wake in Maryland

A neighborhood in Edgewater off Virginia Avenue and Solomons Island Road was inaccessible to first responders Thursday evening because of the amount of downed trees and power lines, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Crews are working to make a room for ATVs into the neighborhood. No injuries were reported.

Earlier, traffic slowed down on Interstate 270 due to the downpour.

The National Weather Service declared tornado warning for parts of Maryland and a tornado watch for the rest of the D.C. area as strong storms moved through the region, dumping rain on the region and bringing powerful wind.

Fallen trees, power outages and flooded roads have been reported.

The National Weather Service canceled a tornado watch for the D.C. area. Flood warnings expired overnight.

Don’t worry about Labor Day weekend, though: It’s looking lovely.

Friday will be partly to mostly sunny, breezy and less humid. You could see a few showers during the afternoon, but there’s only a 20% chance.

It’s all sunshine on Saturday and Sunday. You can also expect lower humidity and highs topping out near 80°.

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