Baltimore, MD - May 27, 2022 - TORNADO WATCH: A Tornado Watch has been issued for much of Maryland until 2 p.m.

WHAT: Heavy thunderstorms with scattered severe weather possible

THREATS: Scattered damaging winds, isolated large hail and isolated tornadoes

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Baltimore metro area

LIGHTNING SAFETY: If you can hear thunder, that means the storm is within 10 miles, and you are at risk of being struck by lightning. The safest place to be during lightning is inside a sturdy building that has plumbing and electricity.

If that building happens to be struck, the wires and pipes tend to disperse the energy more safely into the ground.

If you are outdoors, without a building nearby, your car is the next safest place to be during lightning.

The outdoor metal frame disperses the electricity, preventing it from reaching inside the car.

TORNADO SAFETY: During a tornado warning, go to the lowest level of the building, to the most interior room, and stay away from windows.