EF-1 tornado touches down in Howard County, severe storms hit other parts of DC region

Severe weather rolled through Maryland, Virginia and parts of D.C. Thursday bringing heavy rain, downing trees and even dropping a EF-1 tornado in Howard County.

On Friday, the National Weather Service went back to the Glenelg area of the county to survey the damage. This is the second twister to hit the county in a week. Last Thursday an EF-1 tornado touched down in the Columbia area.

An EF-0 tornado was confirmed in Frederick County's Ijamsville area on Friday, as well, according to the NWS.

NWS officials will also be in Spotsylvania County, Virginia Friday to determine whether a tornado touched down there. Images from the area certainly appear to show a twister forming near Massaponax Thursday night.

Several VRE riders had a tough time getting home Thursday as downed trees blocked the tracks between Woodbridge and Quantico. Trees also came down along the side of Interstate 95 in Fredericksburg.

Deadly tornadoes, flooding and other severe weather has struck several states to the west.