Storms, some severe, rolled through Virginia and Maryland during the evening of May 30, 2017. Cells started forming in western Virginia right around the evening commute at 6:00 PM and moved east towards the I-95 corridor. A severe storm in Berryville, Virginia prompted a tornado warning. The National Weather Service in Baltimore/ Washington D.C. will be out in the days following to survey any damage. Another severe storm sept through Fauquier County in Virginia dropping dime to quarter size hail in Bealeton, Virginia. As you can see from the above images, frequent cloud-to-ground lightning was associated with the severe storm in Fauquier County. This storm also left behind downed trees, and power outages. The same storm continued east into Stafford County, dropping even larger hail (i.e., at nearly two inches in width). After more storms passed through during the overnight hours, many in the same county have also lost their landline phone service. Localized flooding was also an issue, but the water had receded shortly after the storms passed. People were treated with a rainbow after the storms passed through the area.
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ⓒ 2017 Meteorologist Brandie Cantrell