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Severe Thunderstorms Pop Up in DC Area

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    Evening Weather, Aug. 21

    Storm Team4 Chief Meteorologist says another hot day is in store on Thursday. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019)

    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.

    Storms Take Down Trees and Power Lines in DC

    [DC] Storms Take Down Trees and Power Lines in DC

    Tress fell into houses, downed power lines sparked on sidewalks and people ran for cover from torrential rain. News4's Jackie Bensen reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019)

    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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