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Strong to Severe Storms Down Trees, Flood DC Area

If you see a flooded road, remember: Turn around, don't drown

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Strong to severe storms lashing the D.C. area late Monday evening left areas of flooding and fallen trees for the Tuesday morning commute, Storm Team4 says.

Reagan National Airport had nearly 2 inches of rain in barely 90 minutes, and Dulles International Airport set a daily rainfall record with 1.02 inches and a peak wind gust of 45 mph.

A flood warning is in effect for the city of Fairfax and Fairfax County in Virginia until 8:45 a.m. Between 1.5 and 4 inches of rain fell, the National Weather Service says.

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A flood warning means there is active flooding. If you see a flooded road, remember: Turn around, don't drown.

A fallen tree shut down Beach Drive in Northwest D.C. early Tuesday, and another was reported on inbound Canal Road at Clark Place.

Weather will be easier Tuesday: There will be sunshine and highs around 80°, with a 20% chance for a passing showers.

A lightning strike likely sparked a fire at a home in Damascus, Maryland, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said. One family was displaced after the home became fully engulfed in flames.

Temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s are expected during the workweek. Over the weekend, temps will rise to a high of about 90. Storms are possible Saturday afternoon, and we’re keeping an eye on Sunday, Father’s Day. 

During the severe storms Monday, heavy rain and flooding were possible, as well as damaging winds, small hail and even a weak tornado.

Flash flood warnings were in effect for the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church in Virginia, as well as Fairfax County, until 1:45 a.m. Tuesday.

The following places were under a flash flood watch:

A severe thunderstorm watch was in effect for D.C. and parts of Maryland and Virginia until 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Rain was expected to affect later innings of the Nationals’ 7:05 p.m. game at Nats Park, Storm Team4’s Lauryn Ricketts said. 

After the storms, this week is set to be “amazingly comfortable,” Ricketts said. Low humidity and high temperatures of about 80 degrees are expected. 

Stay with NBC Washington and Storm Team4 for more details on the forecast. 

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