Cooling Storms Roll In

Temperatures top 100 again

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012  |  Updated 6:21 PM EDT
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Cooling Storms Roll In

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After nearly two weeks of temperatures with highs in the 90s, the D.C. finally got some relief Sunday evening. But that relief came at the cost of severe thunderstorms that rolled through the area Sunday afternoon and evening. Below are the latest warnings and notable weather effects as they happen:

  • As of 6:15 p.m., temperatures had dropped to 87 degrees at Reagan National Airport, down from over 100 degrees earlier in the day.Overnight lows are expected to be in the high-70s.
  • A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 7:15 p.m. for Southeastern Charles County (Md.), St. Mary's County, and Southern Calvert County.
  • As of 6:00 p.m., Dominion Power reported 31,010 power outages in Northern Virginia. PEPCO reported 1,439 outages in the District of Columbia, 1,556 outages in Montgomery County, and 239 outages in Prince George's County. Baltimore Gas & Electric reported 1,273 customers without power.
  • A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 6:15 p.m. for Eastern Charles County (Md.) King George County (Va.), the City of Fredericksburg, Southeastern Prince William County, Northeastern Spotsylvania County and Southern Stafford County, Central Calvert County, and Northwestern St. Mary's County (Md.)
  • A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 6:00 p.m. for the City of Winchester, Eastern Frederick County (Va.), Clarke County, and Southern Jefferson County (WV)
  • A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 5:30 p.m. for Northeastern Orange County, Eastern Culpeper County, Northern Spotsylvania County, Southern Prince William County, Western Stafford County, Southeastern Fauquier County, Northwestern Charles County (Md.), Southeastern Prince William County (Va.), Northeastern Stafford County, Southwestern Prince George's County (Md.), Southeastern Fairfax County, the northwestern part of the City of Fredericksburg, the City of Winchester, Southern Frederick County, and Western Clarke County.
  • A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 5:15 p.m. for Rappahannock County, Eastern Shenandoah County, Southwestern Warren County, Northwestern Culpeper County, Northeastern Page County, and Western Fauquier County.
  • A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 5:00 p.m. for the District of Columbia, Eastern Rappahannock County, Northern Culpeper County, Northwestern Prince William County, Southern Loudoun County, Northern Fauquier County, Southern Montgomery County (Md.) Northern Charles County (Md.), Arlington County (Va.), Southwestern Prince George's County (Md.), Eastern Fairfax County (Va.), and the cities of Fairfax, Falls Church, and Alexandria.
  • A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 4:45 p.m. for Eastern Frederick County (Va.), and Northern Clarke County (Va.)
  • A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 4:30 p.m. for Northeastern Warren County, Southern and Eastern Loudoun County, Northwestern Prince William County, Southern Clarke County, Northwestern Fauquier County, Northern Fairfax County (Va.), and Southern Montgomery County (Md.)
  • A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 3:45 p.m. for Northeastern Warren County, Western Loudoun County, Southeastern Frederick County, Clarke County, Northwestern Fauquier County, and the city of Winchester, all in Virginia
  • A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 3:45 p.m. for Western Montgomery County (Md.) and Eastern Loudoun County (Va.)
  • A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 3:00 p.m. for Southwestern Frederick County (Md.), Southern Washington County (Md.), Eastern Jefferson County (WV), and Northern Loudoun County (Va.)
  • The National Weather Service has also issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 10:00 p.m. for the District of Columbia. The watch also extends to Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George's, Queen Anne's, Somerset, St. Mary's, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester counties, as well as Baltimore City.
  • In Virginia, the watch extends to Accomack, Albemarle, Alleghany, Amherst, Appomattox, Arlington,Augusta, Bath, Botetourt, Buckingham, Caroline, Clarke, Craig, Culpeper, Cumberland, Essex, Fairfax, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Frederick, Giles, Goochland, Greene, Hanover, Highland, King And Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Loudoun, Louisa Madison, Middlesex, Nelson, Northumberland, Orange, Page, Prince William, Rappahannock, Richmond, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Warren, Westmoreland counties. The watch also extends to the cities of Alexandria, Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Covington, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Manassas, Manassas Park, Staunton, Waynesboro, and Winchester.
  • As of 2:00 p.m., temperatures were at 100 degrees at Reagan National Airport, making Sunday the fourth straight day of triple-digit temperatures in the area. This is only the second year (1930 being the other) that temperatures have been over 100 degrees since records began being kept in 1874

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