Storms Bring Break From Heat, Humidity

Severe thunderstorm warnings in Maryland were canceled as storms in the D.C. area began to dissipate before 6 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm watch for most of the D.C. region expired at 8 p.m. after some isolated severe weather events were reported through the evening.

The main threat with the storms was damaging winds, which had the potential to reach upwards of 60 mph. Not much accumulated rain or flooding was expected because the storms moved so fast.

Regions south of the D.C. area, mostly in Virginia, saw more potential for severe storms.

The storms should be followed by much more pleasant weather and lower humidity on Wednesday before things heat up again Thursday and Friday. The high reached 93 degrees Tuesday before the storms.

After highs in the upper 80s Wednesday, expect triple digits Thursday and highs in the upper 90s Friday before the weather cools a bit for the weekend.

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