Photos: August thunderstorms roll through the DC area

WASHINGTON — Severe weather blew through the WTOP listening area on Thursday, bringing heavy rains, strong winds and hail — and rainbow-filled skies later.

Here are some images shared by listeners via our mobile app and on social media.

A downed tree pulls on wires near Lake Barcroft Friday morning. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
A downed tree pulls on wires near Lake Barcroft Friday morning. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)

Photo shows a fallen tree
A fallen tree in front of a Lake Barcroft home Friday morning. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)

A split tree near Lake Barcroft following Thursday's storms. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
A split tree near Lake Barcroft following Thursday’s storms. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)

Thursday's powerful storm knocked down trees in Virginia. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Thursday’s powerful storm knocked down trees in Virginia. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)

This downed tree in Virginia got some attention. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
This downed tree in Virginia got some attention. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)

Cones are placed around this down tree in Virginia. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Cones are placed around this down tree in Virginia. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)

Storms snapped a tree near its base in Virginia. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Storms snapped a tree near its base in Virginia. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)

Rush-hour commuters powered through heavy rains Thursday evening.

Rush-hour commuters powered through heavy rains Thursday evening.

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A downed tree pulls on wires near Lake Barcroft Friday morning. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Photo shows a fallen tree
A split tree near Lake Barcroft following Thursday's storms. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Thursday's powerful storm knocked down trees in Virginia. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
This downed tree in Virginia got some attention. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Cones are placed around this down tree in Virginia. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Storms snapped a tree near its base in Virginia. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)

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