Damaging Winds and Strong Storms Roll Through DC Area

WASHINGTON — Saturday afternoon saw some wild weather roll through the D.C. area.

The day began with another round of brutal heat, with the heat index over 100 degrees. In the afternoon, a round of storms came through the area bringing some damaging winds with them.

There were several trees and power lines knocked down, and one person was injured when a tree fell onto a car on Rt. 340 at Potomac River Crossing near Harpers Ferry.

Storms also knocked out power in several areas. The map below contains current power outages in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. This map is updated every 10 minutes.

A second round of storms is possible Saturday night.

Saturday night forecast

A second wave of storms could impact counties south of the D.C. area. The storms won’t provide much relief in terms of temperature, as Sunday is expected to be hot with more storms possible.

It will be quiet later on Saturday with lows in the 70s.

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