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Posted at 8:40 PM ET, 06/26/2009

Intense Storms Moving Out of Area

By Ian Livingston

Lots of sun on Saturday; More showers/storms Sunday?

* Severe T-Storm Watch until 10 p.m. | Radar & More: Weather Wall *

Scattered severe thunderstorms with a history of hail, high winds and very heavy rain are moving out of the area. Though storms have been hit-or-miss, daytime highs near 90 and plentiful afternoon sun helped create several big ones. Some places, including DC (as seen by author) have been hit with wind damage including fallen trees. Some severe hail was also reported.

Additional (weaker) showers or storms are possible through late evening as a cold front approaches.

Through Tonight: Following any late-afternoon and evening thunderstorms -- about a 50-60% chance of a storm for any given location, and some storms may be severe -- we'll trend clear overnight. Lows should range between 65 and 70 across most of the area.

Tomorrow (Saturday): We'll see wall-to-wall sunshine to start the weekend along with continued warm temperatures. A northwest wind should bring humidity back down to more comfortable levels as highs rise to the mid-and-upper 80s.

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By Ian Livingston  | June 26, 2009; 8:40 PM ET
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Several warnings up in the area now. Storms still scattered.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | June 26, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Very interesting situation setting up on this upcoming ball of a storm barreling down I-270. Thunder in the distance. I think it grazes the homestaed (Potomac just off I-270) and the District. Cancelling my barbecue that I was planning in the next hour.

Posted by: JamieYPotomac | June 26, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

It is HAILING with sheets of rain coming down in Tenleytown

Posted by: mjwies11 | June 26, 2009 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Incredible winds here in Glover Park... havent seen anything like it in a while.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | June 26, 2009 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Hail here now too.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | June 26, 2009 7:32 PM | Report abuse

It seems to have passed but it looks like a no go on the BBQ - what pizza do you guys recommend? I am trying to impress the in-laws.....

Posted by: mjwies11 | June 26, 2009 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Some impressive hail parameters with this storm moving through for y'all now. Though its disapoiintingly sunny here in columbia. Hopefully you cars are covered!

Posted by: Brian-CapitalWeatherGang | June 26, 2009 7:33 PM | Report abuse

mjwies11: Definitely try Zpizza! They're a cut above Domino's, Papa John's and all the big chains.

Posted by: KBurchfiel | June 26, 2009 7:38 PM | Report abuse

I caught those winds in Glover Park too, Ian. I'm not great at estimating winds, but I'd guess at least 55 mph with a gust or two above 60. Seriously impressive and lots of mid-sized limbs down along 37th St. and I'm sure some larger trees came down. Had hail up to nickel size but most was marble-sized. And as quickly as it came, it's gone. Hope everyone stayed safe.

Posted by: ParkerGP | June 26, 2009 7:52 PM | Report abuse

thunder and rain in Warren Co.

wasn't there a lightning map up earlier?

Posted by: spgass1 | June 26, 2009 8:12 PM | Report abuse

ParkerGP, there are numerous trees down in the area.. found 2 big ones in a short walk. Hear police say there are plenty down on 37th street. Getting too dark though..

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | June 26, 2009 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Just went out for a walk around Glover Park. The storm damage is pretty severe. It's actually the worst I've personally seen in DC since Isabelle came through in 2003. Large trees down across numerous streets, sadly a few made direct hits on cars and a few houses. Several telephone poles also snapped, so power outages are intermittent in Burleith and Glover Park. As bad as the property damage is, I really hope there aren't any injuries out there. This was a strange storm, though. At least here, the storm blew in really quickly with hardly any thunder or unusually dark skies (that I noticed) before it began in force. Anyone else notice a lack of thunder with this storm? CWG, if that was the case, is there any particular reason for a severe storm with hail and big winds, but little thunder/lightning?

Posted by: ParkerGP | June 26, 2009 8:38 PM | Report abuse

Ian, looks like our posts overlapped. The word you got from the police is accurate. 37th and T looks to have taken the brunt of it in the immediate area. I spoke with a fireman who said they are likely going to have to call in reinforcements from other areas of the city and maybe even MoCo to deal with this area. Hopefully other locations didn't get it this bad. Nasty stuff.

Posted by: ParkerGP | June 26, 2009 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Bit of thunder but no rain, no hail, only light winds in western Ffx Co (Herndon).

Posted by: fsd50 | June 26, 2009 9:02 PM | Report abuse

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