Severe Thunderstorms Pop Up in DC Area

Much of the D.C. area was under a severe thunderstorm watch Wednesday afternoon as another hot day made the region sweat.

Although the day hasn't been steamy as the past couple days, temps did reach the 90s again.

Some severe storms rolled through during the evening rush.

Tuesday's severe thunderstorms prompted several storm and flood warnings. The atmosphere had so much moisture that the storms produced rain, lightning and hail. Trees toppled onto houses and took down power lines across the region. Water came through the ceiling at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station. Several thousand Pepco customers in D.C. and Maryland lost power.

The heat and the chance for more scattered thunderstorms return Thursday, when highs are expected to reach the 90s again.

However, Friday, Saturday and Sunday are set to be cooler, with highs in the low 80s and less humidity.

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