Rain expected to continue on and off overnight
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Rain expected to continue on and off overnight

WASHINGTON - The entire region is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. as storms are expected to roll through during the evening rush. 

The storms could produce damaging winds and lots of lightning. There is a small threat of hail and for some isolated tornadoes, especially around Baltimore and to the north and east.

The storms could generate several inches of rain per hour, which could trigger flash flooding. 

The threat of severe weather should dwindle by 9 p.m. but storms could linger late Monday night and into the early morning hours Tuesday. 

At 5:30 p.m., a severe storm stretched from Martinsburg, W.Va., to Winchester along the Interstate 81 corridor and was reportedly producing some hail. Meanwhile, a line of storms stretched along the Interstate 95 corridor from Baltimore to Fredericksburg and was producing heavy rain and lightning. 

A storm with some rotation, capable of producing a tornado, was near Towson, Maryland. Baltimore County was under a tornado warning until 6 p.m. 

Read ABC7 meteorologist Lauryn Rickett's full storm forecast here

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