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Severe thunderstorm warning for Washington County lifted

August 19, 2011

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — A severe thunderstorm warning for Washington County had been lifted by 5:15 p.m., the National Weather Service said.

Kevin Witt, a meteorologist in the Sterling,Va. office, said the storm that prompted the warning had moved into the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.

A line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing quarter-sized hail moved through the area this afternoon, and more are expected this evening, Witt said.

Storms moving through Southwest and South-central Pennsylvania could impact Washington County, he said.

 Additional developments ahead of those storms had proven capable of producing hail and high winds, and the weather service was watching the systems carefully, he said.

North of the Mason Dixon Line, a severe thunderstorm watch remained in effect for Franklin County and was scheduled until 9 p.m., Witt said

The severe thunderstorm warning was in effect for Washington County until 4:45 p.m., according to the weather service website www.weather.gov.

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