National Weather Service issues Severe Thunderstorm Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Montgomery County and surrounding areas until 9:00pm tonight.

A line of thunderstorms moving eastward this afternoon and evening could bring locally damaging wind gusts of up to 65 mph, the agency said.

Forecasters offered the following recommendations:

  • If you are outdoors and hear thunder, go indoors! If you can hear thunder, you can be hit by lightning!
  • Keep your cellular devices charged tonight in case there are localized power outages.
  • Always have multiple ways to receive warnings.