Storms move east of I-95, weather threat persists into evening

WASHINGTON — While the severe storm threat has ended in D.C.’s northern suburbs, the risk of severe severe weather is expected to continue until 8 p.m.

The storms left thousands without power in Maryland and D.C. Downed trees  and wires led to closures were reported throughout Montgomery County, Maryland, according to Pete Piringer, spokesman for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service.

Forecasters are expecting scattered showers and a few thunderstorms into the evening Sunday — a few persisting until midnight.

A line of storms that entered around the Shenandoah Valley moved east through the D.C. area and is expected to push out to the Atlantic after 8 or 9 p.m.

As these storms move power through the region, there is a good chance of damaging winds, small hail in the bigger storms and even a threat of a tornado for areas I-95 and east. One of the main threats will be flooding depending on how quickly the storms can move through. If they can move quickly, then there is less of a chance of flooding, although there will be heavy rain.

There will be some clearing once the initial lines passes through the region. As the cold front comes through, there could be some isolated lingering showers, but for the most part, it will be dry. Humidity will begin to drop off overnight.

Lower humidity and sunny skies are expected for the work week ahead.

WTOP’s Tiffany Arnold and NBC 4 Storm Team’s Mike Sinneford contributed to this report.

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