Powerful Storms Move Through Region

Watches, warnings issued

A powerful line of storms extending through Pennsylvania and into New York is advancing east and means scattered showers throughout the night for the D.C. area.

All flash flood and thunderstorm watches and warnings for the D.C. have expired or been called off.

Dangerous storms with potential for heavy rain, lightning, small hail and damaging wind gusts stronger than 60 mph along I-81 prompted thunderstorm and flash-flood warnings Tuesday evening, and residents were advised to take cover.

The approaching storms and showers prompted an early end to the public viewing of Chuck Brown at Howard Theatre at 8:30 p.m. It had been scheduled to run until 10 p.m.

Showers could remain for some area residents by the morning commute but should then subside, and a cold front moving in after the rain will mean less humidity and cooler temperatures. Expect highs of 80-86 degrees Wednesday and even more comfortable conditions Thursday.

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