Weather service lifts region’s post-storm flood warning

After the storms passed. a double rainbow formed. (Courtesy Erik Johnson via Twitter)
After the storms passed, a double rainbow formed in Prince Frederick. (Courtesy Erik Johnson via Twitter)

A tree fell on a car in Northwest D.C. at the intersection of Emery Place NW and 41st Street. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A tree fell on a car in Northwest D.C. at the intersection of Emery Place NW and 41st Street. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)

A tree came down at 41st Street and Emery Place NW (Courtesy @dcgsquared via Twitter)
A tree came down at 41st Street and Emery Place NW (Courtesy @dcgsquared via Twitter)

(Courtesy @dcgsquared via Twitter))
Storm clouds moving in over the Capitol. (Courtesy Chris Armstrong via Twitter).
Storm clouds moving in over the Capitol. (Courtesy Chris Armstrong via Twitter).

Aftermath of the storm in Bethesda, at the corner of Wisconsin and Woodmont. (Courtesy @jennielynnshine via Twitter)
Aftermath of the storm in Bethesda, at the corner of Wisconsin and Woodmont. (Courtesy @jennielynnshine via Twitter)

(Courtesy @jennielynnshine via Twitter)
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for most of the D.C. area until 9 p.m. Tuesday. (Courtesy NBC Washington)
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for most of the D.C. area until 9 p.m. Tuesday. (Courtesy NBC Washington)

Storm clouds rolling into Silver Spring. (WTOP/Patrick Roth)
Storm clouds rolling into Silver Spring. (WTOP/Patrick Roth)

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After the storms passed. a double rainbow formed. (Courtesy Erik Johnson via Twitter)
A tree fell on a car in Northwest D.C. at the intersection of Emery Place NW and 41st Street. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A tree came down at 41st Street and Emery Place NW (Courtesy @dcgsquared via Twitter)
Storm clouds moving in over the Capitol. (Courtesy Chris Armstrong via Twitter).
Aftermath of the storm in Bethesda, at the corner of Wisconsin and Woodmont. (Courtesy @jennielynnshine via Twitter)
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for most of the D.C. area until 9 p.m. Tuesday. (Courtesy NBC Washington)
Storm clouds rolling into Silver Spring. (WTOP/Patrick Roth)

WASHINGTON — After a few days of calm sunshine, severe weather returned to the D.C. area on Tuesday afternoon.

A band of strong thunderstorms brought gusty winds, lightning and heavy downpours into the region.

After 11 p.m., the National Weather Service lifted a flood warning that had been issued for D.C., parts of Montgomery and Prince George’s county in Maryland, and parts of Fairfax, Prince William and Arlington counties in Virginia, along with the city of Fairfax and Falls Church.

The severe warnings for the immediate counties close to Washington expired earlier Tuesday night.

The National Weather Service expects drier weather the rest of this week.

Current conditions:

Dan Friedell

Dan Friedell is a digital writer for WTOP. He came to the D.C. area in 2007 to work as digital editor for USATODAY.com, and since then has worked for a number of local and national news organizations.

Jack Moore

Jack Moore joined WTOP.com as a digital writer/editor in July 2016. Previous to his current role, he covered federal government management and technology as the news editor at Nextgov.com, part of Government Executive Media Group.

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