Thunderstorms blow through region Tuesday


Thunderstorms blow through region Tuesday

Thunderstorms blew through the region Tuesday bringing a tornado warning and a flash flood watch. Some areas remain without power.

    More storms arrive before cold front brings cooler temps, less humidity

    ABC7 meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts explains what you can expect from this afternoon's storms. 

    Read her full forecast here

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    Thunderstorm Watch

    All thunderstorm watches and warnings have been lifted.

    Power Outages

    Thousands are without power due to the Tuesday afternoon storms. 

    PEPCO has 3,000 outages, mostly in Montgomery County. Power should be completely restored by the morning, according to the utility.

    BGE has about 800 outages in Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties.

     If you need the number to your power company, text "power" to 91035 and we'll text them back to you.


    Doug Hill's Forecast

    A strong cold front will pass over the mid-Atlantic Tuesday evening and into the overnight hours. The strongest storms have now moved east of the D.C. area. Remaining storms may contain gusty winds, periods of heavy rain, frequent lightning and hail.

    Once the front clears, temperatures will fall to the 60s and humidity levels will fall. Any lingering showers will quickly end.

    Wednesday will be absolutely beautiful with highs in the lower 80s, low humidity and plenty of sunshine to enjoy. The wonderful weather will continue Thursday with an added chance for a few pop-up showers west of DC for the upcoming weekend.


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