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Severe Thunderstorms Lash Parts of DC Area, Knock Over Trees, Cut Power

Storms are likely to be more widespread across the D.C. area later this week

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Severe thunderstorm warnings were in effect in parts of D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia on Monday as the whole region sweltered with feels-like temperatures near 100.

The fierce storms tore down trees and branches and knocked out power to thousands in the D.C. area. By 5 a.m. Tuesday, more than 2,500 homes in D.C., Montgomery County and Northern Virginia didn't have electricity.

In D.C., a large tree fell down on a row house in the 600 block of Irving Street NW. Eight adults and one child had to vacate three homes and were displaced.

The chief spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service said trees and wires were down, power outages were reported and many streets were blocked in Takoma Park and Silver Spring.

Some areas were completely spared, however. Reagan National Airport had about one-third of an inch of rain and a wind gust of 49 mph while BWI-Marshall Airport had only 0.03 inches of rain and Dulles had zero.

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Temperatures Monday were set to hit the low 90s, with high humidity and a heat index in the upper 90s or hotter. 

Storm Team4 said to expect isolated strong storms, though many areas were not expected to see them. 

Our workweek will remain hot and humid. Then we’ll get a slight break from the heat this weekend, with high temps dropping into the 80s on Saturday. 

It's hot enough for D.C. to enact its heat emergency plan and open cooling centers through Wednesday. 

Storms are likely to be more widespread across the D.C. area later this week. Rain chances are low on Tuesday and Wednesday and then elevated on Thursday into Friday morning. 

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

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