Flood warnings, power outages remain after severe thunderstorms pass through DC

  • Flood Warnings remain in effect until 4:15 a.m. Monday morning for the following areas: In Maryland, the City of Baltimore, Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County.
  • Power outages continue to affect thousands of residents in Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax counties.

Sunday was a dramatic weather day, with high winds, sideways rain, and a record-breaking high temperature of 91 per the National Weather Service.

Strong thunderstorms continued through Sunday evening, capping off an unusually hot and humid spring weekend for the D.C. region. The storms also brought flood warnings to several parts of the D.C. area that extended well into Monday morning.

In Frederick County, NWS employees reported nickel-sized hail — others saw pea-sized hail amid the fast-moving winds in Northern Virginia.

Temperatures in the 90s and high humidity also held for most of the day prior to the cold front that appeared around nightfal.

The District’s heat emergency plan remained in place for the duration of the event as the city offered a list of public cooling centers and spray parks online.

Just a day prior, Saturday’s heat tied the regional weather record. Dulles Airport reported a high temperature of 92 degrees yesterday, tying the old record set in 1996. Weather records at Dulles have been recorded since 1960.


Sunday night: Showers/storms ending. Wind 5 to 10 mph. Temperatures mid 50s (suburbs) to middle 60s (downtown).

Monday: Mostly cloudy. Much cooler. Highs in the low 70s.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of isolated showers. Highs near 70.

Wednesday: Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Highs upper 70s.

Current conditions:

Power outages:

WTOP’s Alejandro Alvarez contributed to this report.

Joshua Barlow

Joshua Barlow is a writer, composer, and producer who has worked for CGTN, Atlantic Public Media, and National Public Radio. He lives in Northeast Washington, D.C., where he pays attention to developments in his neighborhood, economic issues, and social justice.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for WTOP.com. Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

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