Spotty Outages Follow Night Thunderstorm

Evening storm could bring damaging winds and hail.

UPDATE - 11:10 p.m. - 

An overnight thunderstorm has knocked out power to hundreds of residents in Prince George's County, according to data from power companies. 

In the initial aftermath of the storms, Pepco reported slightly more than 2,000 of its 225,700 Prince George's County residents were without power, mostly in the northwest and central parts of the county. Baltimore Gas and Electric, which services the eastern half of Prince George's County reported an additional 200 customers without power. 

Areas on the Mount Rainier, Bladensburg and Cheverly border with the District of Columbia seemed to have gone through more outages than other areas further to the north and east. 

UPDATE - 10:40 p.m. - The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Prince George's County and surrounding areas affected by the storm until 1:30 a.m. 

Standing water may make some roads impassable. The weather service warns drivers not to attempt to drive through flooded roadways. 

UPDATE - 9:40 p.m. - The Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been extended to 10:15 p.m. for western Prince George's County and surrounding areas. 

Original article below:

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued in Prince George's County and surrounding areas until 10 p.m.

The notice, issued by the National Weather Service, warns of a severe thunderstorm sweeping across the region from west to east at about 25 mph. The storm could bring hail and strong winds in excess of 60 mph. 

The NWS warns anyone in the path of the storm to stay away from windows and to report severe weather to local law enforcement. 

You can view updated radar images of the storm here, courtesy of the NWS. 

TLC July 20, 2012 at 02:16 AM
So far so good!
Jenni Pompi July 20, 2012 at 10:24 AM
That lightning was something else!
sara prigan July 20, 2012 at 12:28 PM
in brentwood (neighbor to hyattsville), my power was out from 11:45 p.m. til about 4 a.m.
Andre Commentson July 20, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Oglethorpe Building the power is STILL out.


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