Potential tornado reported near Laurel as severe storms rolled through Delaware

A tornado warning was issued for Sussex County around 5:20 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

According to the Delaware Emergency Management X, formerly known as Twitter, feed, a potential tornado was near Laurel, or 12 miles north of Salisbury, Maryland, moving northeast at 50 mph.

The warning expired at 5:45 p.m.

At 5:17 a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Sharptown, or 10 miles southeast of Hurlock, moving northeast at 45 mph. Locations in the path of the storm were Georgetown, Seaford, Millsboro, Laurel, Bridgeville, Sycamore, Blades and Bethel.

Torrential rainfall was occurring with this storm and was expected to possibly cause flash flooding.

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Special marine warning issued along Delaware coast

In addition to the Tornado warning, the National Weather Service also issued a special marine warning for the coastal waters from Great Egg Inlet to Cape May, New Jersey, the coastal waters from Cape Henlopen to Fenwick Island, and the coastal waters from Little Egg Inlet to Great Egg Inlet, New Jersey.

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