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Storms Injure 2 National Guard Members, Down Trees, Flood DC Area

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Two National Guard members were injured when lightning struck near them in Washington, D.C., amid storms Thursday night in the D.C. area that downed trees and flooded rives.

The storms brought heavy rain, thunder, lightning and damaging winds.

A severe thunderstorm watch for the area expired at 10 p.m., but then a new warning was issued for parts of Montgomery, Frederick and Loudoun counties. There were other warnings throughout the area as well. Go here to see all weather alerts.

Just after midnight, D.C. Fire and EMS treated two National Guard members who were injured when lightning struck near their post near protests in downtown Washington, D.C. Their injuries are not life-threatening, D.C. Fire says.

Difficult Run in Virginia overflowed overnight, sparking a flood warning for Prince William and Fairfax counties and Manassas and Manassas City. The warning expired early Friday.

Fairfax County and city reported numerous trees and wires down.

Another line of storms moves through overnight with potential for thunder and lightning.

Temperatures are sweltering, with a high of 92 degrees. It will cool off by a few degrees by nightfall. 

Friday and Saturday are expected to be nearly as hot, with highs in the low 90s.

There is a 70% chance for storms with possibly damaging winds Friday afternoon.

It’s set to be cooler and less humid Sunday, with a high of 81 degrees. 

Stay with NBC Washington as we track the storms. 

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