Flash flooding in Delaware Valley, possible tornado in Maryland

  • Flash flooding in Delaware Valley, possible tornado in Maryland

Flash flooding in Delaware Valley, possible tornado in Maryland

Vehicles damaged by a possible tornado Monday in a parking lot in Salisbury, Md.

Numerous trees and power lines were downed.

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado briefly struck Salisbury, Maryland, on Monday afternoon.

Eyewitnesses in the area said trees were split and cars were overturned during the storm.

One piece of evidence they are looking at - surveillance video from Hopper's Tap House in Salisbury, Maryland, shows strong winds bringing down debris and flipping parked cars onto their roofs. The tornado overturned three cars, downed trees and damaged buildings.

A large tree was downed onto a home in Salisbury, MD, after a likely tornado touched down in the area on August 7, 2017.

Meteorologist Mike Dutter said the NWS had issued a severe thunderstorm warning with the possibility of a tornado.

Meteorological technician James Foster said in a phone interview Tuesday that the tornado was powered by winds of up to 105 miles per hour. A combination of instability and wind shear developed in small corridor ahead of this stem, creating conditions favorable for a brief tornado to spin-up. And at the same property, another vehicle was overturned near the street.