Severe thunderstorms pass through DC area


4/20/15 - 10 p.m.

A Tornado Watch has expired for the majority of the D.C. region. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect until 10:15 p.m. in Anne Arundel, Prince George's and Calvert counties.

4/20/15 - 9:03 p.m.

Most of the warned storms now east of 95 @fox5newsdc Loaded with lightning!

4/20/15 - 8:45 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 9:30 p.m. for:

- Charles County
- Prince George's County
- St. Mary's County
- Calvert County
- Spotsylvania County
- King George County
- Stafford County

4/20/15 - 8:21 p.m.

8:19PM radar: Solid line of strong to svr storms formed. Moving ENE 45mph. An abundance of lightning in these storms.

4/20/15 - 8:18 p.m.

Anne Arundel County, Prince George's County, Calvert County and Fairfax County also under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 9 p.m.

4/20/15 - 8:15 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Charles County, Spotsylvania County, King George County, Stafford County, Prince William County and the city of Fredericksburg, Va., until 9 p.m.

4/20/15 - 8:11 p.m.

Small hail in #NW as the storm moves through #DC @fox5newsdc

4/20/15 - 8:08 p.m.

8:05PM Radar: Svr storm moving NE at 35mph. NW #DC could get some large hail w/this storm.

4/20/15 - 8:08 p.m.

FOX 5 Photojournalist Craig Little captured this video on severe thunderstorms arriving in D.C.

Wicked thunderstorm moving across DC. Lots of lightning. Be careful. @suepalkafox5dc @fox5weather #fox5storm

4/20/15 - 8:04 p.m.

Lots of lightning & some hail with these severe storms pushing through #DC & #NOVA right now @fox5newsdc

4/20/15 - 7:52 p.m.

7:50pm radar: This severe storm is moving quickly...35mph to the NE. Large hail...hvy rain...high wind & lightning.

4/20/15 - 7:47 p.m.

New Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Washington D.C., Montgomery, Charles, Prince George's, Arlington, Stafford, Fairfax, Prince William counties as well as the city of Alexandia, city of Fairfax and city of Falls Church.

New T-Storm warning: Storms moving NE at 30-35mph. Hvy rain...large hail & wind 50mph+ possible. #DC #WX

4/20/15 - 7:27 p.m.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued until 7:45 p.m. in Calvert, Charles, Prince George's and St. Mary's counties in Maryland.

New T-Storm warning: Storms moving NE at 35mph. Hvy rain...large hail & wind 50mph+ possible.

4/20/15 - 7:14 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Allegany, Morgan and Washington counties until 7:45 p.m.

Update: Allegany & Washington in #MD, Morgan in #WV warned until 7:45. Storm is producing hail as it moves NE

4/20/15 - 7:05 p.m.

Severe storm warning for Morgan & Washington Counties in #MD. Storm moving NE at 45 mph. May have hail & gusts to 60

4/20/15 - 6 p.m.

FOX 5's Gary McGrady says the threat of thunderstorms and severe weather will continue through the night as the frontal system remains to the west of the D.C. area. Tornado Watch remains in effect until 10 p.m.

4/20/15 - 4:24 p.m.

Stronger activity in #Montgomery with some lightning now @fox5newsdc

4/20/15 - 4 p.m.

Storms rapidly developing now. Movement is NE 25mph. Expect hvy rain, gusty wind & lightning. @fox5newsdc

A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and around the watch area. People in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and watch out for possible warnings. Hail and damaging winds may be possible in these storms. If a tornado warning is issued, residents should be prepared to take shelter.

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