Sunday Storms Bring Heavy Rain, Winds

Storm Team4 has declared Sunday a Weather Alert Day as severe weather was expected to move through our region.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was in effect for the entire region until 10 p.m.

Storm Team4's Amelia Draper said

A line of storms moved east at 40 miles per hour and there were concerns that wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour could cause damage to trees and power lines.

In Gaithersburg, trees and branches fell down on Brink Road, knocking down power lines. Homes nearby experienced some power outages and the downed lines blocked the road, fire officials said.

Montgomery County firefighters closed a portion of the road to fix the lines.

The weather service tweets that there are reports of trees and wires down in Hagerstown, Maryland.


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The weather service tweeted that there were reports of trees and wires down in Hagerstown, Maryland.

NWS also warned that heavy rain in central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley could mean flooding in areas that received rain Saturday. Flash flood watches are in effect until evening.

Drivers should be cautious of wet roads because of flash flooding from the heavy rain. The storms should move out of the region by sunset on Sunday, leaving behind warm temperatures and low humidity for the work week.

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