Severe Storm Warning Friday Night
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Montgomery and Prince George's counties for Friday night, June 29. Power was reported out in wide areas.
Severe thunderstorms swept through Montgomery and Prince George's counties Friday night, June 29. Power was reported out in much of Pepco's coverage area.
The National Weather Service issued a warning at 9:42 p.m. -- an upgrade of an earlier severe thunderstorm watch. It was in effect until midnight.
"Significant cloud to ground lightning and winds in excess of 75 mph have been reported with these storms. All outdoor activities should be postponed until these storms pass," the National Weather Service said.
"Severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes with little or no advanced warning. Residents are urged to seek safe shelter indoors until these storms pass, and remain alert for any additional warnings," the National Weather Service added.
According to Pepco's web site, much of the utility's coverage area was reporting power outages.