The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the entire Washington/Baltimore area, from Central Virginia all the way to the east of Baltimore until 10 p.m.
According to the Baltimore Sun, a funnel cloud was spotted forming near South Baltimore and a tornado was spotted in Baltimore County:
— FOX Baltimore (@FOXBaltimore) June 10, 2013
— Baltimore Media Blog (@BaltMediaBlog) June 10, 2013
A National Weather Service alert states that because the ground is already "saturated from rainfall," it will not take much rain for streams and low-lying areas to flood.
The Washington Post Capital Weather Gang will be sending out live updates throughout the night.
Update, 9:20 p.m.L And check out these shots of a tornado over Baltimore:
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September 1, 2012 -- Ian writes: "This was a planned outing to go see the recently redone reflecting pool upgrades. I was partly hoping for a good sunset with pre-Isaac clouds. Instead, some storms bubbled up around sunset and continued to form into the early night. After taking refuge in the memorial I darted out into the lighter rain behind the storm and this was a 'lucky' shot--first of 2 from this angle before I pointed the camera toward the Washington Monument and Capitol."
People (including a ton of Boy Scouts) run for cover as a storm hits D.C. with a leading edge of strong winds in July 2010.
August 11, 2012 -- Ian writes: "A wall cloud underneath a strong (previously severe warned) storm passing south of Thurmont, Md. We were northwest of Walkersville and southwest of Woodsboro at the time this was shot."
A thunderstorm in June 2012, as seen from Cleveland Park in the District of Columbia.
This tornado dropped from the clouds near La Crosse, Kan., just after 10 p.m. on May 25, 2012.
Capital Bikeshare bikes in the snow on Jan. 11, 2011.
Double rainbow over Glover Park in the District of Columbia.
A man skiing in D.C. during 2010's "Snowmageddon" storm
Rain during a July 2010 storm in Cleveland Park in the District of Columbia.
An iconic shot of the newly rebuilt and refilled Reflecting Pool on Sept. 1, 2012.