Photos: Severe weather rips through DC area

Cleanup remains underway at the Tidal Basin following Thursday's fierce weather. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Cleanup remains underway at the Tidal Basin following Thursday’s fierce weather. (WTOP/Dennis Foley) (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
The Tidal Basin saw heavy rains and wind during Thursday's storms. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
The Tidal Basin saw heavy rains and wind during Thursday’s storms. (WTOP/Dennis Foley) (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Trees were downed near the Tidal Basin after Thursday's storms. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Trees were downed near the Tidal Basin after Thursday’s storms. (WTOP/Dennis Foley) (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Snapped branches near Tidal Basin. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Snapped branches near Tidal Basin. (WTOP/Dennis Foley) (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
A rainbow at the end of Thursday’s strong storms. (Anthony Foti via Twitter) (Anthony Foti via Twitter)
"A rainbow just briefly appeared above the destruction here on Toll House Road in Annandale." (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
“A rainbow just briefly appeared above the destruction here on Toll House Road in Annandale.” (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
A tree downed by the storm along 522 near the entrance to Commonwealth Park. (Courtesy Carol Hoffman)
A tree downed by the storm along 522 near the entrance to Commonwealth Park in Culpeper County, Virginia. (Courtesy Carol Hoffman) (Courtesy Carol Hoffman)
The aftermath of the storm along 522. (Courtesy Carol Hoffman) (Courtesy Carol Hoffman)
The aftermath of the storm along 522. (Courtesy Carol Hoffman) (Courtesy Carol Hoffman)
The aftermath of the storm along 522. (Courtesy Carol Hoffman) (Courtesy Carol Hoffman)
The aftermath of the storm along 522. (Courtesy Carol Hoffman)
The aftermath of the storm along 522. (Courtesy Carol Hoffman) (Courtesy Carol Hoffman)
Several trees near Tidal Basin, including some cherry trees, downed by high winds. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Several trees near Tidal Basin, including some cherry trees, downed by high winds. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Several trees near Tidal Basin, including some cherry trees, downed by high winds. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Several trees near Tidal Basin, including some cherry trees, downed by high winds. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Several trees near Tidal Basin, including some cherry trees, downed by high winds. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Several trees near Tidal Basin, including some cherry trees, downed by high winds. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A topped cherry tree on the tidal basin Tuesday, April 6, 2017. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A toppled cherry tree on the tidal basin Tuesday, April 6, 2017. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A toppled cherry tree on the Tidal Basin Tuesday, April 6, 2017. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A toppled cherry tree on the tidal basin Tuesday, April 6, 2017. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Rain pours over the Capital Beltway in this April 6, 2017 file photo.  (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Rain pours over the Capital Beltway in this April 6, 2017 photo. Soaking rains are expected to continue through the afternoon, bringining much needed rain to the D.C. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Flooding on DC-295 North near Benning Road blocked traffic Thursday, April 6. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Flooding on DC-295 North near Benning Road blocked traffic Thursday afternoon. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The band of intense of storms seen from South Capitol Street Douglass Bridge on Thursday afternoon. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The band of intense of storms seen from South Capitol Street Douglass Bridge on Thursday afternoon. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
North Capitol Street in D.C. blocked for a fire department response to roof damage to St. Aloysius Church. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Roof damage at St. Aloysius Church along North Capitol Street in D.C. after damaging thunderstorms ripped through the area Thursday afternoon. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Debris on North Capitol Street in D.C. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Debris on North Capitol Street in D.C.. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
In addition to roof damage at St. Aloysius Church, firefighters examine potential damage to Mount Ary Baptist Church on North Capitol Street in D.C. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Several trees near Tidal Basin, including some cherry trees, downed by high winds. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine))
Several trees near Tidal Basin, including some cherry trees, downed by high winds. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Several cherry trees near the paddle boat parking area at the Tidal Basin in D.C. were felled by the storm, the National Park Service said. (Courtesy National Park Service) ((Courtesy National Park Service))
A massive tree, uprooted during the storm, sliced into a home in Annandale, Virginia. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch))
A massive tree, uprooted during the storm, sliced into a home in Annandale, Virginia. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch))
Several trees were downed along the Tidal Basin. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Looking at back of storms from Gallows Roadd overpass over the Capital Beltway looking south.(Courtesy Lynn Petrazzuolo) (Courtesy Lynn Petrazzuolo)
Tree down along Freedom Drive in Reston. Base of trunk about 1 foot across. Heavy rain, high winds (No hail seen). (Courtesy Wolf Merrily) (Courtesy Wolf Merrily)
This is in Fairfax, near University Drive and Armstrong Street, a mile from George Mason University. (Courtesy Ed Nell) (Courtesy Ed Nell)
This is in Fairfax, near University Drive and Armstrong Street, a mile from George Mason University. (Courtesy Ed Nell) (Courtesy Ed Nell)
A tree limb from neighbor’s dead tree fell into our yard. Don’t think there is any roof damage, no fence damage or deck damage – thankfully. It’s just a big mess. (Courtesy Ninigirl) (Courtesy Ninigirl)
Hail pummeled Mechanicsville, Maryland. (Courtesy Bill Reid)
Hail pummeled Mechanicsville, Maryland. (Courtesy Bill Reid) (Courtesy Bill Reid)
Hail pummeled Mechanicsville, Maryland. (Courtesy Bill Reid)
Hail pummeled Mechanicsville, Maryland. (Courtesy Bill Reid) (Courtesy Bill Reid)
Hail in Ashburn, Virginia. (Courtesy Michael Raye) (Courtesy Michael Raye)
Near California, Maryland, on Thursday around 1 p.m. (Courtesy Paula) (Courtesy Paual Watdl)
A downed tree crosses train tracks by Rolling Road in Virginia – reason for some of the VRE delays to Broad Run. (Courtesy Michael Bauer) (Courtesy Michael Bauer)
A snapped tree near Interstate 395 south of the Pentagon Thursday afternoon. (Courtesy Rob Obenhein) (Courtesy Rob Obenhein)
The storms downed many trees. (Courtesy Arlington County Fire Department) (Courtesy Arlington County Fire D)
The storms toppled a tree into an apartment complex in Annandale, Virginia. (Courtesy Fairfax Fire/Rescue) ((Courtesy Fairfax Fire/Rescue))
The storms downed many trees. (Courtesy Arlington County Fire Department) (Courtesy Arlington County Fire D)
An uprooted tree in downtown Silver Spring. (WTOP/Mike Murillo) ((WTOP/Mike Murillo))
The damaged roof of St. Aloysius Church. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
The damaged roof of St. Aloysius Church. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS) (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
Prince George’s County Fire Department helped assist three occupants out of a car on Brock Ridge Road in Laurel after water overtook the roadway. (Courtesy Prince George’s County Fire Department) (Courtesy Prince George's County)
Prince George’s County Fire Department helped assist three occupants out of a car on Brock Ridge Road in Laurel after water overtook the roadway. (Courtesy Prince George’s County Fire Department) (Courtesy Prince George's County)
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Cleanup remains underway at the Tidal Basin following Thursday's fierce weather. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
The Tidal Basin saw heavy rains and wind during Thursday's storms. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Trees were downed near the Tidal Basin after Thursday's storms. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Snapped branches near Tidal Basin. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
"A rainbow just briefly appeared above the destruction here on Toll House Road in Annandale." (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
A tree downed by the storm along 522 near the entrance to Commonwealth Park. (Courtesy Carol Hoffman)
The aftermath of the storm along 522. (Courtesy Carol Hoffman)
Several trees near Tidal Basin, including some cherry trees, downed by high winds. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Several trees near Tidal Basin, including some cherry trees, downed by high winds. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Several trees near Tidal Basin, including some cherry trees, downed by high winds. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A topped cherry tree on the tidal basin Tuesday, April 6, 2017. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A toppled cherry tree on the Tidal Basin Tuesday, April 6, 2017. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Rain pours over the Capital Beltway in this April 6, 2017 file photo.  (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Flooding on DC-295 North near Benning Road blocked traffic Thursday, April 6. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The band of intense of storms seen from South Capitol Street Douglass Bridge on Thursday afternoon. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Debris on North Capitol Street in D.C. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Hail pummeled Mechanicsville, Maryland. (Courtesy Bill Reid)
Hail pummeled Mechanicsville, Maryland. (Courtesy Bill Reid)
The damaged roof of St. Aloysius Church. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)

WASHINGTON — Intense thunderstorms, gusty winds and hail tore through the D.C. area Thursday afternoon,  briefly prompting a tornado warning in the northwest suburbs. See photos of the severe weather.

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