• Weather Service: Virginia tornado had winds of up to 165 mph

    Storms systems brought tornadoes to the East Coast — killing four in Virginia — heavy snow that canceled hundreds of flights in the Midwest and power outages that left hundreds of thousands across several states in the dark.

  • Powerful storm kills 4 in Virginia, raising death toll to 8

    A powerful storm system swept across the East Coast on Wednesday, killing four people in southern Virginia and knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses in the Carolinas.

  • Photos: Wednesday storms’ damage, aftermath

    Storms moved through the D.C. area Wednesday evening, causing damage around trees and roads, and also setting off some lovely sunrise rainbows across the area Thursday morning.

  • Storms cause power outages, flooded roads

    Storms brought heavy rains and strong winds through Maryland and Washington, leaving thousands without power and motorists stranded by flooded roads.

  • VRE fares increase 4 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The cost of a ticket on the Virginia Railway Express has gone up by 4 percent. The fare increase went into effect Wednesday. For riders who go from Fredericksburg to Union Station,…

  • Photos: Stunning sunset follows storms

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  • Storm damage in the area portends a wet weekend

    WASHINGTON — After strong thunderstorms ripped through the D.C. area Thursday evening, more heavy rain is on the way in the weekend forecast. Torrential rain, lightning and high winds brought down trees and power lines…

  • High tide: flash flooding ravages Texas

    WASHINGTON — Texas continues to be hit with flooding. Anywhere from 800 to 1,400 homes in Houston have been damaged by the storms and flooding of recent days, and 19 people have died due to…

  • Twisted April: The tornadoes of 2011

    WASHINGTON — Sunday in the D.C. region was gorgeous and Monday morning was similarly calm with light blue skies and cool temperatures. But four years ago this week, the Washington area was hit by repeated…

  • Tips to stay safe during a thunderstorm

    Thunderstorms laced with lightning regularly roll through the
    D.C. area in the warm summer months. And when thunder is booming and lightning is
    flashing, the safest place is indoors. But there are lightning risks inside the
    sturdiest building and a car or truck can provide fairly safe shelter outdoors.

  • Cold front ahead but not before more storms

    A refreshing air mass with pleasant temperatures is ahead, but not before more oppressive humidity and the possibility of storms.

  • Tips: how to weather the summer storms

    WASHINGTON — Storms on Thursday rolled over Fairfax County in Northern Virginia, knocking down trees and throwing out power for thousands of customers in the region. No one was injured, officials say, but the storm’s…

  • Storm-related insurance claims: What to do before and after

    As severe summer storms move through the area, there\’s a chance insurance claims will be filed because of home damage. If Mother Nature\’s fury sends a tree limb crashing, those limbs and holes needed moved or patched.

  • High waters converge for traffic headaches

    When heavy rains and rush hours coincide, delays are inevitable.
    Thursday, the worst of the region\’s traffic woes have correlated with the flash flood
    warnings issued for Loudoun County in Virginia and Montgomery and Frederick
    counties in Maryland.

  • First drought, now flood threat in Calif.

    Homes were evacuated as a swift storm with expected heavy rain moved toward drought plagued Southern California, bringing worries of mudslides where recent wildfires destroyed ground cover and left hillsides exposed.