Damaging winds, heavy rain from severe thunderstorms cause storm damage in DC region

- Severe thunderstorms with large hail and huge wind gusts impacted the D.C. region as several tornado and thunderstorm warnings and watches were issued throughout Monday afternoon and evening.

The thunderstorms caused storm damage throughout the D.C. area while thousands of residents in Northern Virginia suffered power outages.

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The storms have even caused Spotsylvania County Public Schools in Virginia to close on Tuesday due to hazardous road conditions and power outages at more than half of the schools in the school district.

According to the FOX 5 Weather Team, a line of thunderstorms carrying heavy rain and lightning moved into the D.C. area after organizing from the north and west of the region.

The National Weather Service said the largest threat from these storms were potentially-damaging winds as forecasters warned that wind gusts of 65 to 75 miles per hour were possible.

The FAA imposed a temporary ground stop at Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport due to severe weather in the region, which were later lifted in the evening. Officials are advising travelers to check with their air carrier for flight updates and delays.

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